Updated on 2022-07-13 GMT+08:00



APM supports both pay-per-use and package billing modes. The two modes can be used at the same time. That is, if you use more instances than those included in a package, you will be billed on a pay-per-use basis for the excess instances used. If you use APM without purchasing any package, you will be billed on a pay-per-use basis for all instances. For more information, see Application Performance Management Pricing Details.

APM provides probe and mesh products. Probe products include the basic, professional, enterprise, and platinum editions while mesh products include the basic and professional editions. After you switch from the basic edition to another edition, the pay-per-use billing mode will apply. If you have purchased a package, instances you already paid for will be preferentially used. After instances included in the package are used up, any additional instances you use will be charged on a pay-per-use basis.

  • Probe instances will be billed based on one hour, rounded up to the nearest one hour.
  • A professional-edition probe instance is one billing unit. An enterprise-edition probe instance is billed by two billing units. A platinum-edition probe instance is billed by seven billing units.
  • For more information, see APM Pricing Details.

A probe billing unit refers to the basic billing unit of probe instances during pay-per-use or package billing. Probe instances of different editions can be converted into certain number of probe billing units for billing. For example, when you purchase a package with 100 professional-edition probe instances (100 probe billing units), you can choose to use 50 enterprise-edition probe instances (100 probe billing units/2) or 14 platinum-edition probe instances (100 probe billing units/7) in one hour.

Package Details

For details about the functions of probe and mesh products, see Edition Differences.

Renewal Details

Packages need to be prepaid. When your package expires or is about to expire, renew it in time. If it is not renewed in time, APM functions may be affected.
Table 1 Renewal details


Sufficient Balance

Insufficient Balance or Account in Arrears

Retention Period

APM status

You can use APM normally.

Your account is frozen. APM does not collect or display new application data, but still displays the data collected before your account is frozen.

Renewal details

If you renew your package in time, you can use APM normally. For details, see Manually Renewing a Resource.

If you top up your account, APM automatically unfreezes your account and you will be billed on a pay-per-use basis. If you need a package, renew or purchase one. Otherwise, you will be billed on a pay-per-use basis.

If you do not renew your package, APM automatically switches to the pay-per-use billing mode.

If you do not top up your account and the retention period expires, APM releases all your resources and you will not be billed in this period.