ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server Pricing
※ Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG)
Pay-As-You-Go bills you for the exact volume actually used. The average price of subscription fees is fairly lower than that of Pay-As-You-Go fees and subscription billing method is perfect for your long-term use especially those who with a large demand of resources.
Prices are vary from region to region, go to Purchase Page for details.
* Instance Fees
For billing method, you can choose from PAYG and Subscription.
* Traffic Fees
So far, we don't charge you for traffic of inbound or outbound.
* Read-Only Instances
The use of read-only instances is optional, you will be charged for instances and storage in the billing method of your choice (PAYG or subscription).
* Backup Fees
As an additional function, basically, the backup feature is free to use, but not free for storage use. You can choose from snapshot or physical backup. And By default, you won't be charged for snapshot backup storage use within 200% of your instance storage capacity, or for physical backup storage use within 50% of your instance storage capacity. Otherwise, you will be charged on a PAYG basis. Please refer to Backup storage pricing for an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance for more details.
For more information about specs and selection suggestion, please refer to Instance Specifications.