Updated on 2022-12-29 GMT+08:00

Purchasing an HSS Quota

You can purchase an HSS quota on the console.


  • The quota can be used only in the region where you bought it.
  • A quota can be bound to a server to protect it, on condition that the agent on the server is online.
  • HSS should be deployed on all your servers so that if a virus infects one of them, it will not be able to spread to others and damage your entire network.
  • After purchasing quota, go to the Servers & Quota page to enable HSS.
  • The premium edition is provided for free if you have purchased the WTP edition.
    • You are advised to deploy HSS on all your servers so that if a virus infects one of them, it will not be able to spread to others and damage your entire network.
    • In the Pay-per-use mode, the HSS enterprise edition stops charging if the servers it protects are stopped.


Table 1 Choosing a region to purchase HSS


Server Region





Regions where HSS is available

Regions where your ECSs/BMSs/HECSs are deployed

HSS cannot be used across regions. If the server and your protection quota are in different regions, unsubscribe from the quota and purchase a quota in the region where the server is deployed.

Third-party cloud server


Purchase protection quota in the CN South-Guangzhou, CN-Hong Kong, or AP-Singapore region. To install the agent, perform the installation procedure for non-Huawei Cloud servers.

Offline server



Your account must have the BSS Administrator permission to purchase quotas. If you do not have this permission, use the master account to purchase quotas, or use the master account to authorize IAM user accounts to purchase quotas.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. In the upper left corner of the page, select a region, click , and choose Security & Compliance > Host Security Service (New).

    Figure 1 Accessing HSS

  3. In the displayed dialog box, click Try the new edition to switch to the HSS (New) console.

    • Currently, HSS is available in the following regions: CN South-Guangzhou, CN-Hong Kong, AP-Bangkok, and AP-Singapore.
    • On the HSS (New) console, you can click Back to Old Console in the upper left corner to switch to the HSS (Old) console.
    • If cloud scan is not enabled or you access the HSS (New) console for the first time, the Enable Cloud Scan? dialog box is displayed. You are advised to select Enable cloud scan.
      • The cloud scan function is free of charge.
      • After the cloud scan function is enabled, all HSS servers will be scanned. Some HSS quota editions can support only limited scanning capabilities. Therefore, you are advised to purchase the enterprise edition or higher to enjoy all capabilities of the cloud scan function.
      Figure 2 Enabling cloud scan

  4. In the upper right corner of the Dashboard page, click Buy HSS.
  5. On the Buy HSS page, set the quota specifications.

    Figure 3 Buying HSS
    Table 2 Parameters for purchasing HSS



    Example Value

    Billing Mode

    Select Yearly/Monthly or Pay-per-use billing mode based on your requirements.

    • Yearly/Monthly: You can select the basic edition, enterprise edition, premium edition, or web tamper protection edition. You can purchase the edition for a fixed period of time. The fee is 30% lower than that of pay-per-use. If you use the edition for a long time, you are advised to purchase it periodically.
    • In pay-per-use mode, you can only purchase the enterprise edition. You need to enable this edition in the server list. You pay for the duration you use the resources. Prices are calculated by hour, and no minimum fee is required.

      Procedure for enabling pay-per-use quota:

      1. On the purchase page, select Pay-per-use. The Enterprise edition will be automatically selected. In the lower right corner, click Enable Now. You will be redirected to the server list.
      2. In the server list, click Enable in the Operation column. Set the billing mode to Pay-per-use and HSS edition to Enterprise.
      3. Confirm the information and click OK.



    • To minimize connection issues, purchase quota in the region of your servers.

    CN-Hong Kong


    You can purchase the Basic (free), Enterprise, Premium, or Web Tamper Protection edition. For details about the differences between editions, see Editions.

    • If you enable the HSS basic edition for the first time, you can enjoy the free trial for 30 days and purchase it after the trial.
    • If you purchased the basic, enterprise, or premium edition, enable it on the Asset Management > Servers & Quota page.
    • If you purchased the WTP edition, enable it in the server list on the Prevention > Web Tamper Protection page.


    Enterprise Project

    This option is only available when you are logged in using an enterprise account, or when you have enabled enterprise projects. You can contact your service manager to enable this function

    and put cloud resources and members under enterprise projects for centralized management.

    Select an enterprise project from the drop-down list.

    • Resources and incurred expenses are managed under the enterprise project you selected.
    • Value default indicates the default enterprise project. Resources that are not allocated to any enterprise projects under your account are displayed in the default enterprise project.
    • The default option is available in the Enterprise Project drop-down list only after you purchased HSS under your Huawei Cloud account.


    Required duration

    • Select a duration based on your requirements. In Pay-per-use mode, you do not need to select a duration.
    • You are advised to select Auto-renew to ensure your servers are always protected.
    • If you select Auto-renew, the system will automatically renew your subscription as long as your account balance is sufficient. The renewal period is the same as the required duration.
    • If you do not select Auto-renew, manually renew the service before it expires.

    1 year

    Server Quota

    Enter the number of HSS quotas to be purchased. In Pay-per-use mode, you do not need to configure this option.

    • All your servers should be protected, so that if a virus (such as ransomware or a mining program) infects one of them, it will not be able to spread to others and damage your entire network.
    • You cannot modify the quota of an edition after its purchase is complete. You can unsubscribe from it and purchase again.



    You can put tags on cloud resources of the same type to help you quickly search for cloud resources. In Pay-per-use mode, you do not need to configure tags.


  6. In the lower right corner of the page, click Next.

    For details about pricing, see Product Pricing Details.

  7. After confirming that the order, select I have read and agree to the Host Security Service Disclaimer and click Pay Now.
  8. Click Pay Now and complete the payment.

Follow-Up Procedure

If you purchased HSS in the wrong edition or region, you can first unsubscribe from it and then purchase the correct quota.