EIP fees are charged differently according to two types of accounts, bill-by-IP and bill-by-CVM. This document introduces how the EIP fees are billed for the two types of accounts.
Currently, there are two types of Tencent Cloud accounts: bill-by-IP and bill-by-CVM. All Tencent Cloud accounts registered after June 17, 2020 are bill-by-IP accounts. The differences between the two types of accounts are as follows:
For more information on checking your account type, please refer to Checking Your Account Type.
EIP fees consist of IP resource fees and public network fees. Bill-by-CVM and bill-by-IP accounts are billed as follows:
Bill-by-CVM accounts only incur IP resource fees. Public network fees are billed on CVM instances.
There are three billing plans for bill-by-IP accounts:
IP resource fee is pay-as-you-go on an hourly billing cycle.
IP resource fees are billed starting from when you apply for the EIP. The billing is suspended when the cloud resource is bound, resumed when the cloud resource is unbound, and stopped when the EIP is released. The billing is accurate to the second, and the fees generated for the hour are settled and deducted the next hour. If the cloud resource is unbound and bound multiple times in the same billing cycle, the billing period is the cumulative time that cloud resources spend unbound.
IP resource fee = the idle price of the region where the EIP is located in × billing period
|Hong Kong, China|
Suppose a user with a bill-by-CVM account applied for an EIP in the Guangzhou region between 09:00:00 - 09:59:59 and was bound with CVM after being idle for 15 minutes (900 seconds), then the generated IP resource fee is: 0.031 USD/hour * (900/3600) hour = 0.00775 USD.
To avoid generating unnecessary IP resource fees, please bind the EIP with cloud resources immediately after applying for the EIP and release the EIP immediately after unbinding it from cloud resources.
The public network traffic generated by the EIP will be charged with public network fees. There are two different billing plans: bill-by-traffic and bill-by-bandwidth. For more details, please see Public Network Billing.
|Less than 2 hours||You can continue to use your resources and your account will continue to be charged.|
|≥ 2 hours or ＜ 2 hours + 15 days||The EIP will be retained, but service will be suspended. Fees will no longer be charged and the EIP will not be usable.|
|≥ 2 hours + 15 days|
If the resource bound with your EIP is overdue, the EIP will be unbound from the resource, become idle, and incur an idle fee. If you do not need to use the EIP anymore, please release it on the Console.