Updated on 2023-08-22 GMT+08:00


In this document, you will learn about the billing modes, billing items, renewal, and arrear of Distributed Message Service (DMS) for Kafka.

  • Billing Modes

    DMS for Kafka has two billing modes: yearly/monthly and pay-per-use. Yearly/Monthly is a prepaid mode. You need to pay first, and will be billed for your subscription period. Therefore, you need to ensure sufficient account balance. Pay-per-use is a postpaid mode. You can use the service first, and will be billed for your usage duration. For details, see Overview.

    After purchasing a Kafka instance, you can change your billing mode to meet changing needs. For details, see Overview.

  • Billing Items

    Fees of DMS for Kafka consist of instance fees and storage space fees. For details about the calculation factors and formula of each billing item, see Billing Items.

    For more information about the billing samples in different scenarios and the billing process for each billing item in different billing modes, see Billing Examples.

  • Renewal

    Yearly/Monthly Kafka instances cannot run after their subscription expires. To continue using your Kafka instance, renew it before it expires. Otherwise, the instance and disk storage space will be automatically released, and your data may be lost. You can renew your subscription manually or automatically. For details, see Overview.

  • Bills

    To learn about your expenditures, go to Billing Center > Billing, and view the transactions and billing details related to your Kafka instances. For details, see Bills.

  • Arrears

    Your account goes into arrears when the balance is less than the bill to be settled. To continue using your cloud services, top up your account in time. For details, see Arrears.

  • Stopping Billing

    To avoid unexpected bills, you can unsubscribe from or delete your cloud services if they are no longer needed. For details, see Stopping Billing.

  • Cost Management

    You can manage your costs from 4 dimensions: composition, allocation, analysis, and optimization. For details, see Cost Management.