VPN gateways support the pay-as-you-go billing method. This topic describes the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Notice The price information listed in this topic is 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.

Billing rules

VPN gateways provide the IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN features. The following table describes the billable items for IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN.

Feature Billable item Fee calculation
IPsec-VPN
  • IPsec-VPN instance fee
  • Data transfer fee
VPN gateway fees = IPsec-VPN instance fee + Data transfer fee
SSL-VPN
  • SSL-VPN instance fee
  • Data transfer fee
  • SSL specification fee
VPN gateway fees = SSL-VPN instance fee + Data transfer fee + SSL specification fee
SSL-VPN and IPsec-VPN
  • IPsec-VPN instance fee
  • SSL-VPN instance fee
  • Data transfer fee
  • SSL specification fee
VPN gateway fees = IPsec-VPN instance fee + SSL-VPN instance fee + Data transfer fee + SSL specification fee

Billable items

Billable item Description Billing cycle
Instance fee The VPN gateway instance fees include the IPsec-VPN instance fee, the SSL-VPN instance fee, or both, based on the features that you enable. 1 Hour

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

Data transfer fee The data transfer fee is charged based on the outbound data transfer per hour on the VPN gateway. Inbound data transfer is not charged. Outbound data transfer refers to the amount of data that is transferred from Alibaba Cloud to the Internet.
SSL specification fee After the SSL-VPN feature is enabled, you must select an SSL specification based on the maximum number of concurrent client connections. SSL specifications are charged at different unit prices.

Unit price

Instance fee

VPN gateways provide different bandwidth specifications. When different bandwidth specifications are selected, the IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN instance fees are the same. The following table describes the prices of different bandwidth specifications.

Region 10 Mbit/s (USD/hour) 100 Mbit/s (USD/hour) 200 Mbit/s (USD/hour)
Chinese mainland 0.059 0.209 0.209
China (Hong Kong) 0.087 0.262 0.262
Singapore (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

Data transfer fee

Region Unit price of data transfer (USD/GB/hour)
Chinese mainland 0.125
China (Hong Kong) 0.153
Singapore (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 fee

SSL specification Unit price (USD/hour)
5 0.048
10 0.074
20 0.117
50 0.226
100 0.328
500 1.090
1000 1.547

Overdue payments

  • A VPN gateway can continue to provide services within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue. To ensure that your services can run as expected, we recommend that you 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 NAT gateway. The configurations and related data are deleted and cannot be restored after the VPN gateway is released.