Updated on 2024-01-19 GMT+08:00

Billing Overview

Billed Items

You will be billed for storage space, requests, data transfer, and data retrievals. For details, see Figure 1.

Figure 1 OBS billing items

Billing Modes

OBS provides two billing modes: pay-per-use and yearly/monthly. Pay-per-use is recommended if you are unsure of your future service needs and want to avoid paying for unused resources. If you are sure of your needs, yearly/monthly will be less expensive.

  • Pay-per-use

    You are billed for using OBS on a pay-per-use basis by default. With this billing mode, you pay only for how long (hours) you actually use the resources. There is no minimum cost. For details, see Pay-per-Use Billing.

  • Yearly/Monthly

    You can purchase a yearly/monthly resource package to save money, but if your usage exceeds the package quota, subsequently used resources will be billed on a pay-per-use basis. For details, see Resource Package Overview.

Renewing Subscriptions

If you want to continue using a yearly/monthly OBS resource package after it expires, you need to renew the subscription within the specified period. You can renew your subscription manually or automatically. For details, see Overview.

Viewing Bills

You can choose Billing & Costs > Bills to check the OBS transactions and bills. For details, see Bills.

Arrears

If there is not a sufficient account balance to pay for your bill and there is no other payment method configured, your account will go into arrears. If you want to protect your data in OBS from being lost, you will need to top up your account in a timely manner. For details, see Arrears.

Terminating Billing

If you no longer need to use your data stored in OBS, you can delete it to stop the billing. For details, see Billing Termination.

Billing Method

OBS is billed by the hour based on the usage. For details, see Table 1.

Table 1 Billing description

Billed Item

Billed By

Description

Billing Mode

Storage space

Standard storage

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Resource packages (if any) are used first. After packages are used up, pay-per-use billing applies.

Infrequent Access storage

Pay-per-use

Archive storage

Resource packages (if any) are used first. After packages are used up, pay-per-use billing applies.

Requests

All types of requests

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Pay-per-use

Data transfer

Inbound intranet/Internet traffic

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Free

Outbound intranet traffic

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Free

Outbound Internet traffic

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Resource packages (if any) are used first. After packages are used up, pay-per-use billing applies.

Cross-region replication traffic

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Resource packages (if any) are used first. After packages are used up, pay-per-use billing applies.

Pull traffic

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Resource packages (if any) are used first. After packages are used up, pay-per-use billing applies.

Data retrievals

Traffic for retrieving Infrequent Access or Archive objects

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Pay-per-use

Data processing

Image processing

Hour

The system creates a bill for the usage generated in a previous hour in the next hour.

Pay-per-use