API Gateway

API Gateway provides you with high-performance and highly available API hosting services to deploy and release your APIs on Alibaba Cloud products.

API Gateway Pricing

API Gateway charges the users that provide APIs at the following rates:

API Gateway billing is calculated based on two dimensions: call volume (quantity) and traffic. Each dimension has its own billing rules and users are charged for both simultaneously.

API Gateway provides free service activation, free API creation, free API release, and free API management.

When an API is called, both call volume (quantity) and traffic that incur will be charged.

[Call Volume (Quantity)] Billing Description

Tiered Billing Total Monthly Calls Over Specified Amount Units: US$/million Calls
Tier 1 > 0, < 10 million (including) 0.9
Tier 2 > 10 million, < 100 million (including) 0.6
Tier 3 > 100 million 0.45

Call volume (quantity) billing description:

a) Billing item: API call volume (quantity)

b) Payment method: Volume-based post payment

c) Billing cycle: Monthly

d) Bill generation time: The bill is usually provided within one hour (no later than 3 hours) after the end of the current billing cycle.

e) Billing currency: US$

f) Effective call quantity: All the API requests received by API Gateway are counted as valid calls and included in the quantity used for billing.

Description of Pay-By-Traffic

Bill is generated based on downstream traffic at the rates listed below.

Region ID Region Name Units: US$/GB
cn-qingdao China (Qingdao) 0.113
cn-beijing China (Beijing) 0.125
cn-zhangjiakou China (Zhangjiakou) 0.125
cn-huhehaote China (Hohhot) 0.125
cn-hangzhou China (Hangzhou) 0.125
cn-shanghai China (Shanghai) 0.125
cn-shenzhen China (Shenzhen) 0.125
cn-chengdu China (Chengdu) 0.125
cn-hongkong Hong Kong 0.156
ap-northeast-1 Japan (Tokyo) 0.087
ap-southeast-1 Singapore 0.117
ap-southeast-2 Australia (Sydney) 0.096
ap-southeast-3 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.112
ap-southeast-5 Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.117
ap-south-1 India (Mumbai) 0.117
us-east-1 US (Virginia) 0.078
us-west-1 US (Silicon Valley) 0.078
me-east-1 UAE (Dubai) 0.447
eu-west-1 UK (London) 0.07
eu-central-1 Germany (Frankfurt) 0.07

Description of pay by traffic:

a) Billing item: Traffic fees (downstream traffic)

b) Payment method: Volume-based post payment

c) Billing cycle: Monthly

d) Bill generation time: The bill is generally provided within one hour (no later than 3 hours) after the end of the current billing period.

e) Billing currency: US$

f) If your backend service is not in the same region as API Gateway, or not hosted on Alibaba Cloud, additional fees for the traffic between API Gateway and backend service will be generated. The billing standards are the same as above.

Usage Instructions

A. Service suspension

When you have overdue bills, your APIs cannot be called (operations related to API management can still be performed) and you will be reminded via SMS or email to pay your overdue bill.

B. Service restoration

After you successfully recharge your account within six months of the service suspension, the service will automatically be activated and you can continue to use the service. If you do not recharge your account within six months, API Gateway has the right to clear all your API configuration information. Try out over 40 products for free