Updated on 2024-05-28 GMT+08:00

From Pay-per-Use to Yearly/Monthly

You can change the billing mode of a resource from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly. Doing so will create an order. After you pay the order, the yearly/monthly subscription takes effect immediately.

Example:

Suppose that you purchased a pay-per-use ECS on September 21, 2018, 09:25:34, and you changed the ECS's billing mode to yearly/monthly on October 15, 2018, 10:30:34 (a change-to-yearly/monthly order generated). After you paid for the order, the ECS immediately entered the yearly/monthly billing mode.

Important Notes

  • Only the billing mode of resources in the Enabled state can be changed.
  • The billing mode of resources no longer available cannot be changed from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly.
  • The billing mode of solution portfolio products cannot be changed from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly.
  • The billing mode of spot instances cannot be changed from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly.
  • For cloud services changed from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly, if you select Auto renew, monthly subscriptions are renewed for a one (1) month period and yearly subscriptions are renewed for a one (1) year period.

To enter the page for changing the billing mode of a cloud service product to yearly/monthly, go to the Console, locate the target cloud service product, and perform the change operations.

For details about how to change the billing mode to yearly/monthly, see the user guide of the cloud service product. Below are the relevant links to some products changing from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly:

Procedure

The following uses an ECS as an example to describe how to change its billing mode from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly.

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner, and select the desired region and project.

    On the My Resources page, you can view the region to which your purchased product belongs.

  3. Under Computing, click Elastic Cloud Server.
  4. On the Elastic Cloud Server page, select the target ECS.
  5. Choose More > Change Billing Mode in the Operation column.

    The billing mode of multiple ECSs can be changed in batches. To do so, perform the following operations:

    1. Select the target ECSs.
    2. Choose More > Change Billing Mode in the Operation column.

  6. On the displayed page, confirm the information and click Yes.

  7. Select the usage duration, determine whether to enable auto-renewal, confirm the expected expiration date and price, and click Submit.

  8. Select discounts and a payment method, and make your payment. Once paid, the billing mode of that order becomes yearly/monthly.