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Updated on 2023-10-18 GMT+08:00

Changing the Billing Mode from Pay-per-Use to Yearly/Monthly


If you use GaussDB(for MySQL) for a long time, you can change the billing mode of one instances from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly for a lower tariff. After the change, you can check whether the operation has taken effect in the order status.


  • The billing of the primary node and read replicas for a pay-per-use instance cannot be changed separately to yearly/monthly.
  • Pay-per-use instances in any of the following statuses cannot be changed to yearly/monthly instances: frozen, creation failed, changing instance specifications, scaling up, and creating read replicas.

Changing the Billing Mode of a DB Instance

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page, choose Database > GaussDB(for MySQL).
  4. On the Instances page, locate the pay-per-use instance that you want to change to the yearly/monthly instance and choose More > Change to Yearly/Monthly in the Operation column. On the displayed page, select your desired storage space and click Next.

    Alternatively, click the instance name to go to the Basic Information page. In the Billing Information area, click Change next to the Billing Mode field. On the displayed page, select your desired storage space and click Next.

    Figure 1 Changing the billing mode from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly

    Storage space contains the system overhead required for inodes, reserved blocks, and database operation. The storage space must be a multiple of 10.

  5. Select how many months you want to renew the subscription for. The minimum duration is one month.

    • If you do not need to modify your settings, click Pay to go to the payment page.
    • If you are not sure about the settings, the system will reserve your order. You can choose Billing Center > Unpaid Orders in the upper right corner and pay or cancel the order. In addition, the instance status is Changing to Yearly/Monthly. Payment incomplete. Pay Now.

  6. Select a payment method and click Confirm.
  7. View the results on the Instances page.

    In the upper right corner of the instance list, click to refresh the list. After the change completes, the instance status will change to Available and the billing mode will change to Yearly/Monthly.