This topic describes how to switch the billing method of a Classic Load Balancer (CLB) instance from subscription to pay-as-you-go.

Background information

Before you switch the billing method, take note of the following items:
  • The CLB instance is not released after the billing method is switched. Make sure that you have sufficient balance in your payment account to prevent service suspension.

    If you no longer need a CLB instance, back up the data, and then release the instance in the console.

  • A service fee of 15% of the refund is charged for switching the billing method from subscription to pay-as-you-go.
  • The remaining amount of the subscription and stored-value cards are returned to the payment account you used. Coupons and vouchers cannot be refunded.
  • If an instance has pending orders or upgrade orders that are not complete, the amount of the orders is refunded.
  • Free renewals offered by Alibaba Cloud due to ICP filings, errors, or server room migration cannot be refunded.


  1. Log on to the CLB console.
  2. On the Instances page, find the CLB instance that you want to manage and choose p141957 > Change to Pay-As-You-Go in the Actions column.
  3. On the Switch to Pay-As-You-Go page, read and select SLB (Pay-As-You-Go) Terms of Service, and then click Buy Now.