VPN gateways support the pay-as-you-go billing method. This topic describes the pay-as-you-go billing method.
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|
|SSL-VPN and IPsec-VPN||
|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.|
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)|
|China (Hong Kong)||0.087||0.262||0.262|
|South Korea (Seoul)||0.091||0.275||0.275|
|Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)||0.080||0.240||0.240|
|US (Silicon Valley)||0.082||0.392||0.392|
Data transfer fee
|Region||Unit price of data transfer (USD/GB/hour)|
|China (Hong Kong)||0.153|
|South Korea (Seoul)||0.125|
|Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)||0.125|
|US (Silicon Valley)||0.078|
SSL specification fee
|SSL specification||Unit price (USD/hour)|
- 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.