Updated on 2023-12-07 GMT+08:00


When to Renew Subscriptions

If a yearly/monthly ECS is about to expire but you want to continue using it, you need to renew the ECS subscription within a specified period, or resources, such as vCPUs, memory, and EVS disks, will be automatically released, and data will be lost and cannot be restored.

Only yearly/monthly ECS subscriptions can be renewed. If you use pay-per-use and spot ECSs, just ensure that your account has sufficient balance to pay your amount due. For details, see Making Repayments (Postpaid Direct Customers).

If you renew the ECS before it expires, resources will be retained and you can continue using the ECS. For details about ECS statuses after they have expired and the associated impacts, see Impact of Expiration.

How to Renew Subscriptions

You can renew a yearly/monthly ECS manually or automatically.

Table 1 Renewing a yearly/monthly ECS



Manually Renewing an ECS

You can renew a yearly/monthly ECS on the console any time before it is automatically deleted.

Auto-renewing an ECS

You can enable auto-renewal to automatically renew the ECS before it expires. This prevents resources from being deleted in case you forget to renew a subscription.

You can select a method to renew a yearly/monthly ECS based on the phase the ECS is currently in.

Figure 1 Selecting a renewal method based on ECS's current phase
  • An ECS is in the Running state after it is provisioned.
  • When an ECS subscription expires, the ECS status will change from Running to Expired.
  • If an expired ECS is not renewed, it enters a grace period. If it is not renewed by the time the grace period expires, the ECS will be frozen and enter a retention period.
  • If you do not renew the subscription before the retention period expires, your resources will be automatically deleted.

You can enable auto-renewal any time before an ECS expires. By default, the system will make the first attempt to charge your account for the renewal at 03:00, seven days before the expiry date. If this attempt fails, it will make another attempt at 03:00 every day until the subscription is renewed or expires. You can change the auto-payment date for renewal as required.