IP Addresses

Last updated: 2020-07-13 16:35:47

    Tencent Cloud offers different types of IPs for internet access and private network access. These IPs will not change unless you unbind or change them.

    IPs for Internet Access

    A public IP address is an IP address in the Internet that is not reserved. A CVM with a public IP address can access other computers in the Internet and can also be accessed by other computers.
    Tencent Cloud offers public IPs and elastic IPs for internet access.

    Item Public IP Address Elastic IP Address
    Mutual access to Internet Both supports mutual access internet.
    How to Obtain It can only be obtained when you purchase a CVM.
  • You can apply for an EIP in the console.
  • Converting a public IP address to an EIP.
  • Features It’s lifecycle is bound with the CVM, and will be released upon the release of the bound CVM.
  • It is independent from other resources. You can bind it to and unbind it from CVMs and NAT gateways at any time.
  • You can release it when it's no longer needed.
  • Fees Free of charge
  • Bound: the EIP is free of charge when it’s bound with other Tencent Cloud resources (such as a CVM or a NAT gateway).
  • Not bound: a resource occupation fees will be incurred if the EIP is not bound with any resource.
  • Released: no fees will be incurred.
  • Quota It is subject to the quota of CVMs. Each account can apply for 20 EIPs in each region.
    For the quota of the public IP addresses for a single CVM, see Quota Details.
    Operations Converting an IP A public IP can be converted to an EIP. For details, refer to Converting a public IP to an EIP.
    When a public IP is converted to a elastic public IP, the IP address will not change.
    An EIP cannot be converted into a public IP.
    Replacing an IP Public IPs can be directly replaced. For details, refer to Replacing public IP addresses. EIPs cannot be directly replaced. You need to unbind and release the EIP, apply for a new one and bind it again.
    Releasing an IP If you no longer need a certain public IP, you can return it in the CVM console by selecting **Operation** > **More** > **IP/ENI** > **Return public IP**. Release it in the EIP console. For details, refer to Releasing EIPs.
    Recovering an IP You can recover public IPs/EIPs that you have used if they are not used by other users. For details, refer to Recovering Public IPs.

    IPs for Private Network Access

    A private IP address is used to implement Tencent Cloud private network services. It cannot be accessed from internet. Each CVM instance has a default network interface assigned with a private IP (i.e. eth0). The private IP address can be automatically assigned by the system. In a VPC environment, the private IP address can also be customized by the user.


    • Private network services are user-sensitive. Different users are isolated from each other, which means that the cloud services of the other user cannot be accessed via the private network by default.
    • Private network services are region-sensitive. Different regions are isolated from each other, which means that the cloud services under the same account in a different region cannot be accessed via the private network by default.

    Applicable scenarios

    The private IP can be used for the communication between CLBs and CVM instances, and between CVM instances and other Tencent Cloud services (such as TencentDB).

    Relevant Operations

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