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Billing Overview

Last updated: 2022-09-19 16:04:29

    This document describes COS billing modes, billable items, billing cycles, and prices.

    Billing Mode

    COS is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis as detailed below:

    Billing Mode Description
    Pay-as-you-go (postpaid) This is the default billing mode of COS supported in all regions as described in Regions and Access Endpoints, where you use resources first and pay later. Fees of various billable items are calculated, settled, deducted, and billed daily. For more information, see Pay-as-You-Go.

    Billable Items

    Billable items in COS include storage usage, requests, data retrieval, traffic, and management features. For more information, see Traffic Fees.

    Billing Cycle

    The billing cycles and sequence of COS billable items are as detailed below:

    Note:


    Starting from September 1, 2022, COS storage usage, request, and data retrieval fees are settled daily. For more information, see Daily Billing for COS Storage Usage, Request, and Data Retrieval.

    Billable Item Billing Cycle Description Billing Sequence
    Storage usage fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Free tier > pay-as-you-go, or only pay-as-you-go in case of no free tier.
    Request fees Read/Write request fees Daily Pay-as-you-go
    DEEP ARCHIVE data retrieval request fees Pay-as-you-go
    INTELLIGENT TIERING object monitoring fees Pay-as-you-go
    Data retrieval fees STANDARD_IA data retrieval fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go
    ARCHIVE data retrieval fees
    DEEP ARCHIVE data retrieval fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go
    Traffic fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go
    Management feature fees Inventory fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go
    Extraction fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go
    Batch operation fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go
    Object tagging fees Daily Fees for a day are settled and billed the next day. Pay-as-you-go

    Pricing

    You can check the prices of COS billable items at Pricing | Cloud Object Storage.

    References

    1. For more information on COS fees calculation and billing in different scenarios, see Billing Examples.
    2. For more information on the COS payment overdue policy (data retention and destruction), see Payment Overdue.
    3. For more information on billing cycles, see Bill Management.
    4. If you have more questions about COS billing, see FAQs or contact us.
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