VPN Gateway allows you to create SSL-VPN and IPsec-VPN connections. Each type of connection can be associated with different resources and involves different billable items. This topic describes the billing rules for SSL-VPN and IPsec-VPN.

Billing

Billing rules for SSL-VPN

Resource associated with an SSL server Feature enabled for a VPN gateway Billable item Billing method Billing cycle
VPN gateway SSL-VPN
  • SSL-VPN instance
  • Data transfer
  • SSL specification
Pay-as-you-go.

This billing method that allows you to use resources and pay for them afterwards. You are billed based on the resources that are consumed.

1 hour.

If the usage duration is less than an hour, it is rounded up to 1 hour.

SSL-VPN and IPsec-VPN
  • IPsec-VPN instance
  • SSL-VPN instance
  • Data transfer
  • SSL specification

Billing rules for IPsec-VPN

Resource associated with an IPsec-VPN connection Feature enabled for a VPN gateway Network type of an IPsec-VPN connection Billable item Billing method Billing cycle
VPN gateway IPsec-VPN N/A
  • IPsec-VPN instance
  • Data transfer
Pay-as-you-go.

This billing method that allows you to use resources and pay for them afterwards. You are billed based on the resources that are consumed.

1 hour.

If the usage duration is less than an hour, it is rounded up to 1 hour.

SSL-VPN and IPsec-VPN
  • IPsec-VPN instance
  • SSL-VPN instance
  • Data transfer
  • SSL specification
Transit router N/A Public
  • IPsec-VPN connection
  • Data transfer
  • Transit router connection
  • Transit router data transfer
Private
  • IPsec-VPN connection
  • Transit router connection
  • Transit router data transfer
  • Express Connect data transfer
Note In the following scenario in which an IPsec-VPN connection is associated with a transit router, only the IPsec-VPN connection fee and the data transfer fee are described. For more information about the transit router connection fee, transit router data transfer fee, and Express Connect data transfer fee, see Billing of IPsec-VPN connections.

Billable items

Important The prices in the following tables are for reference only. If the prices in the following tables are different from those on the buy page, the prices on the buy page shall prevail.

IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN instance fees

VPN gateways provide different bandwidth specifications. When the same bandwidth specification is used in the same region, the instance unit prices for IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN are the same. The following table lists the unit prices. Unit: USD/hour.

Region 10 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps
Chinese mainland 0.059 0.209 0.209
China (Hong Kong) 0.087 0.262 0.262
Singapore 0.087 0.262 0.262
Japan (Tokyo) 0.091 0.275 0.275
South Korea (Seoul) 0.091 0.275 0.275
Thailand (Bangkok) 0.087 0.262 0.262
Philippines (Manila) 0.087 0.262 0.262
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.080 0.240 0.240
India (Mumbai) 0.082 0.249 0.249
Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.087 0.262 0.262
Australia (Sydney) 0.087 0.389 0.389
US (Virginia) 0.066 0.295 0.295
US (Silicon Valley) 0.082 0.392 0.392
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.077 0.359 0.359
UK (London) 0.077 0.359 0.359
UAE (Dubai) 0.090 0.420 0.420

IPsec-VPN connection fees

The unit price of IPsec-VPN connections is USD 0.05/hour per connection.

Data transfer fees

You are charged for data transfer from Alibaba Cloud to a data center over an IPsec-VPN connection. You are not charged for data transfer from a data center to Alibaba Cloud over an IPsec-VPN connection. Unit: USD/GB.

Region Unit price
Chinese mainland 0.125
China (Hong Kong) 0.153
Singapore 0.117
Japan (Tokyo) 0.120
South Korea (Seoul) 0.125
Thailand (Bangkok) 0.117
Philippines (Manila) 0.010
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.125
India (Mumbai) 0.117
Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.090
Australia (Sydney) 0.096
US (Virginia) 0.078
US (Silicon Valley) 0.078
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.070
UK (London) 0.070
UAE (Dubai) 0.447

SSL specification fees

After the SSL-VPN feature is enabled, you must select an SSL specification based on the number of clients that you want to connect at a time. The following table lists the unit prices for different SSL specifications. Unit: USD/hour.

Number of SSL-VPN connections Unit price
5 0.048
10 0.074
20 0.117
50 0.226
100 0.328
500 1.090
1000 1.547

Billing examples

You can associate IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN connections with different resources, and the billable items vary based on the associated resource. In one of the following scenarios, an IPsec-VPN connection and an SSL-VPN connection are associated with the same VPN gateway. In the other scenario, an IPsec-VPN connection is associated with a transit router.

Connections associated with a VPN gateway

Billing examples
As shown in the preceding figure, a data center in the Chinese mainland has Office 1 and Office 2. Office 1 communicates with a virtual private cloud (VPC) through IPsec-VPN, and the clients of Office 2 communicate with the VPC through SSL-VPN. In this example, the IPsec-VPN connection and the SSL server are associated with the same VPN gateway. The bandwidth specification of the VPN gateway is 10 Mbit/s. The data transfer from the VPN gateway to Office 1 and Office 2 is 10 GB. The VPN gateway supports a maximum of five SSL-VPN connections. During the 24 hours from 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 1, 2022 to 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 2, 2022, the total fee can be calculated by using the following formula:
Total fee = (IPsec-VPN instance fee) + (SSL-VPN instance fee) + SSL specification fee + Data transfer fee = USD 0.059/hour × 24 hours + USD 0.059/hour × 24 hours + USD 0.048/hour × 24 hours + USD 0.125/GB × 10 GB = USD 5.234

Connections associated with a transit router

Billing example - transit router
As shown in the preceding figure, a data center in the Chinese mainland is connected to a transit router through a public IPsec-VPN connection. Then, the data center can communicate with a VPC. In this example, the data transfer from the data center to the transit router is 5 GB. The data transfer from the transit router to the data center is 10 GB. During the 24 hours from 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 1, 2022 to 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on June 2, 2022, the total fee can be calculated by using the following formula:
Total fee = IPsec-VPN connection fee + Data transfer fee + Transit router connection fee + Transit router data transfer fee = (USD 0.05/hour per connection × 24 hours × 1 connection) + (USD 0.125/GB × 10 GB) + (USD 0.05/hour per connection × 24 hours × 1 connection) + (USD 0.02/GB × 5 GB) = USD 3.75

Overdue payments

Overdue payments of VPN gateways

If a VPN gateway with which IPsec-VPN connections and SSL servers are associated has an overdue payment, the following rules apply:

  • The VPN gateway can continue to provide services within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue. To ensure that your services run as expected, top up your account at the earliest opportunity.
  • If you do not complete the payment within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue, the VPN gateway is suspended.

    If you top up your account after the VPN gateway is suspended, the system automatically pays the outstanding amount. Then, the VPN gateway immediately starts to provide services.

  • If you do not complete the payment within 15 days after the VPN gateway is suspended, the system automatically releases the VPN gateway.

    You are notified by text message and email one day before the system releases the VPN gateway. After the VPN gateway is released, the configurations and related data are deleted and cannot be restored.

Overdue payments of IPsec-VPN connections

If an IPsec-VPN connection that is associated with a transit router has an overdue payment, the following rules apply:

  • The IPsec-VPN connection can continue to provide services within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue. To ensure that your services run as expected, top up your account at the earliest opportunity.
  • If you do not complete the payment within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue, the IPsec-VPN connection is suspended.

    If you top up your account after the IPsec-VPN connection is suspended, the system automatically pays the outstanding amount. Then, the IPsec-VPN connection immediately starts to provide services.

  • If you do not complete the payment within 15 days after the IPsec-VPN connection is suspended, the system automatically releases the IPsec-VPN connection.

    You are notified by text message and email one day before the system releases the IPsec-VPN connection. After the IPsec-VPN connection is released, the configurations and related data are deleted and cannot be restored.