No Charges When Shut down for Pay-as-You-Go Instances

Last updated: 2020-10-14 17:31:56

    No Charges When Shut Down means you will not be charged for instances (CPU, memory) after you select the No Charges When Shut Down option to shut down pay-as-you-go instances. Components such as cloud disks (system disks and data disks), public network bandwidth (bill-by-bandwidth) and images will still be billed.

    Use Limits

    The No Charges When Shut Down feature only applies to pay-as-you-go instances using cloud disks as both system disk and data disk.
    The feature is not available for the following scenarios:

    • Starting up/shutting down an instance after logging in to it.
    • Mounting local disk instances .
    • Spot instances.
    • Instances that are shut down due to an account in arrears: Billing will stop for instances and associated resources after instances are shutdown due to an account in arrears. Computing resources and public IPs will be released. Billing resumes after the balance of the account is topped up.

    If the batch shutdown operation includes instances that are eligible for No Charges When Shut Down and others that are not, then:

    • For eligible instances, CPU and memory will not be charged after shutdown;
    • Ineligible instances will still be charged after shutdown.


    When the No Charges When Shut Down feature is enabled, it will cause the following impacts after instances are shut down.

    1. After shutting down, the instance's CPU and memory will not be retained, so it may fail when restarted. If so, try restarting once more or wait awhile before retrying.
    2. If the instance was assigned a public IP address, the public IP address will be automatically released after shutdown. A new public IP will be assigned when you restart the instance. The private IP remains the same.
      To retain the public IP, you can convert the public IP to an EIP before instance shutdown. The EIP will be retained after instance shutdown as well as during restart, and no idle fee will be charged.
    3. When the instance is shut down, most operations except for instance startup will not be available, including adjusting configurations, disks, and networks; reinstalling systems; restarting instances, resetting passwords; renaming, etc. You will need to start the instance to perform those operations.
    4. No Charges When Shut Down does not apply to instance shutdown as a result of configuration/disk adjustments, system reinstallation, and other OPS operations.

    Operations Guide

    Please see No Charges When Shut down for Pay-as-You-Go Instances Details.