Updated on 2024-04-08 GMT+08:00


In this document, you will learn about how EIPs are billed, how you can renew subscriptions and manage costs, and what happens if your account goes into arrears.

  • Billing Composition

    You will be billed for the EIP and fixed bandwidth.

  • Billing Modes

    There are yearly/monthly and pay-per-use billing modes. Each one has different advantages and disadvantages. Yearly/Monthly: You pay upfront for the amount of time you expect to use the EIP for. You will need to make sure your account has a sufficient balance or you have a valid payment method configured first. Pay-per-use: You can start using the EIP first and then pay as you go. You are billed based on the EIP usage duration (by bandwidth) or used traffic (by traffic).

    For details about the two billing modes, see Overview.

    You can also change the billing mode later if it no longer meets your needs. For details, see Overview.

  • Billing Items

    The billing items vary by the EIP billing mode. For details about the billing factors and formulas for each billed item, see Billed Items.

    For more information about the billing samples and the billing for each item, see Billing Examples.

  • Renewing Subscriptions

    If you want to continue using a yearly/monthly EIP after it expires, you need to renew the EIP subscription within the specified period. Otherwise, the EIP will be automatically released, and data may be lost. You can renew your subscription manually or automatically. For more details, see Overview.

  • Viewing Bills

    You can choose Billing & Costs > Bills to check the EIP transactions and bills. For details, see Bills.

  • Arrears

    If there is not a sufficient account balance to pay for your bill and there is no other payment method configured, your account will go into arrears. If you want to continue using your EIPs, you will need to top up your account in a timely manner. For details, see Arrears.

  • Stopping Billing

    If you no longer need to use your EIPs, you can unsubscribe from or release them to stop the billing. For details, see Billing Termination.

  • Managing Costs

    You can allocate, analyze, and optimize EIP costs to save more money. For details, see Cost Management.