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Last updated: 2022-01-10 17:54:37

    Tencent Cloud accounts include bill-by-IP and bill-by-CVM accounts. We recommend that you upgrade your bill-by-CVM accounts to bill-by-IP accounts as the former cannot support new features later.


    Note: Downgrading from "bill-by-IP" to "bill-by-CVM" is not allowed.

    Checking Account Type

    All Tencent Cloud accounts registered after June 17, 2020 00:00:00 will be bill-by-IP accounts. For Tencent Cloud accounts registered before June 17, 2020, check your account types in the console.
    Log in to Public IP Console. Check if there is a prompt message at the top of the "Public IP" page.

    • If no, you have a bill-by-IP account.
    • If yes, you have a bill-by-CVM account.

    Account Types

    • Bill-by-IP account manages bandwidth and traffic on IP or CLB. For such an account, public IP or CLB, instead of CVM, has the public network bandwidth and traffic resources.
    • Bill-by-CVM account manages bandwidth and traffic on CVM. For such an account, network bandwidth and traffic can be purchased on CVM, instead of public IP or CLB.

    Account Upgrade


    A comparison between the advantages of bill-by-IP and bill-by-CVM accounts is shown below:

    Item Bill-by-IP account Bill-by-CVM account
    Whether the network bandwidth under the account can be migrated to other CVM instances Yes, as the public network fees are billed by IP. No, as the public network fees are billed on the bound CVM instance.
    Elastic IPv6 billing IPv6 and IPv4 can be added into the same bandwidth package and billed together. IPv6 can only be billed separately.
    NAT gateway billing Bill by traffic and bill by bandwidth package are supported. Only bill by traffic is supported.
    Is it necessary to purchase public network for CLB backend CVM No. Only bandwidth needs to be purchased for CLB, which facilitates management. Yes. Purchasing public network for all CLB backend CVMs is needed, which complicates management.
    New network-related features Both the existing and new features are supported. Only the existing features are supported.

    Impacts of upgrade

    Impact on network fees

    • The account upgrade has no impact on the public network price.
    • After the upgrade, the network billing mode and price of the CVM billed by traffic will remain unchanged. The changes of other CVMs' network billing modes are detailed below:
      CVM Billing ModeNetwork Billing ModePublic IPImpact
      Pay-as-you-goBill by hourly bandwidthThe instance has multiple public IPsThe network billing mode of all public IPs is converted to bill by traffic. No refund is involved.

    Impact on bandwidth cap

    • If the public IP is bound with the CVM, its bandwidth cap after the upgrade is the same as that of the CVM before the upgrade.
    • If the public network IP is bound with NAT gateway or CLB instead of CVM, its bandwidth cap after the upgrade is the maximum value in the past 7 days.
    • If the public IP is not bound with any resources, its bandwidth cap is specified as 100 M.

    Impact on IP address


    The account upgrade has no impact on the public or private IP addresses.

    Impact on network connection


    When there are no more than 500 CVM instances, the upgrade lasts about 5 minutes. The more CVM instances, the longer the upgrade lasts. During the upgrade, the network will not be disconnected, but try not to purchase new services or operate in the console.

    Impact on API call

    • After the upgrade, when calling the API for creating an EIP, InternetChargeType (billing mode) and InternetMaxBandwidthOut (bandwidth cap) must be specified. For details, please see the API document AllocateAddresses.
    • After the upgrade, when calling the APIs for creating CVMs or AS services, if InternetChargeType is set as BANDWIDTH_PACKAGE (bill by bandwidth package), BandwidthPackageId (ID of the bandwidth package to be added) must be specified.

    Upgrade mode

    Tencent Cloud will send upgrade notices to bill-by-CVM accounts in batches. To upgrade your account, you can also submit a ticket.


    Because some upgrade scenarios will change the CVM billing mode, if your CVM is purchased in promotional campaigns and its billing mode is non-switchable according to the campaign rules, your account upgrade is not supported.

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