Billing Overview

Last updated: 2021-04-09 18:11:27

    For users who activate Tencent Cloud CDN after December 7, 2020, 21:30, the only billing option is bill-by-hourly traffic. The billing mode cannot be changed after service activation.
    The pricing tier of bill-by-hourly traffic is the same as it of the pay-as-you-go bill-by-traffic. See Billing Overview.

    Billing Overview

    Billing regions

    Tencent Cloud CDN has two billing regions, the Chinese mainland and regions outside the Chinese mainland.

    In the Chinese mainland, fees are the same for all regions.

    In regions outside the Chinese mainland, there are eight billing regions determined according to the location of Tencent Cloud CDN node servers, namely, Asia Pacific Region 1, Asia Pacific Region 2, Asia Pacific Region 3, Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, as shown below:

    Billing Region Covered Countries and Regions
    Asia Pacific Region 1 Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand
    Asia Pacific Region 2 Taiwan (China), Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia
    Asia Pacific Region 3 Philippines, India, Australia, other Asia-Pacific countries and regions
    Middle East Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey
    Europe United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Spain
    North America United States, Canada
    South America Brazil
    Africa South Africa

    Note:

    CDN service fees for the Chinese mainland and regions outside the Chinese mainland are charged separately based on corresponding unit prices and usages.

    Billing mode

    Billing Mode Description Billing Settlement Billing Rules Reference
    Bill-by-bandwidth Fees are charged based on daily peak bandwidth. Bandwidth values are collected once every five minutes to generate a total of 288 bandwidth statistical points per day, among which the highest is the daily peak bandwidth. It is pay-as-you-go on the daily basis. Fees incurred between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 on a day will be billed before 18:00 on the following day. Tier Billing Instruction
    Bill-by-daily traffic Fees are charged based on the actual daily traffic generated by your CDN nodes. It is pay-as-you-go on the daily basis. Fees incurred between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 on a day will be billed before 18:00 on the following day. Monthly cumulative tier Billing Instruction
    Bill-by-hourly traffic (default mode) Fees are charged based on the actual hourly traffic generated by your CDN nodes. It is pay-as-you-go on the hourly basis. Fees incurred in one hour will be billed in the following 2 to 4 hours. Monthly cumulative tier Billing Instruction

    VIP customer billing plan

    If the actual or estimated consumption of your CDN service is more than USD 20,000, please contact Tencent Cloud sales for a more flexible and cost-saving monthly billing plan.

    Billing Mode Description Use Case Reference
    Average daily peak bandwidth A total of 288 CDN bandwidth statistical points are collected each day, among which the highest is the daily peak bandwidth. Then the daily peak bandwidth points of all valid days in a month are calculated to get the average peak bandwidth, i.e., the billable bandwidth value. Finally, the result value is used for billing based on the price in your service contract. If the actual or estimated consumption of your CDN service is more than USD 20,000, please contact Tencent Cloud sales. Billing Instruction
    Monthly 95th percentile A total of 288 CDN bandwidth statistical points are collected each day, then the statistical points of all valid days in a month (starting from the 1st day) are sorted in descending order. Next, the top 5% points are discarded. Finally, the remaining statistical point with the greatest value is used as the bandwidth for billing based on the price in your service contract. If the actual or estimated consumption of your CDN service is more than USD 20,000, please contact Tencent Cloud sales. Billing Instruction
    Monthly traffic The traffic generated in a month is accumulated for billing based on the price in your service contract. If the actual or estimated consumption of your CDN service is more than USD 20,000, please contact Tencent Cloud sales. /

    Note:

    • Each CDN node collects traffic data in real time and reports it to the billing center which aggregates the data entries into total traffic data. For bill-by-bandwidth, the bandwidth values are collected in 5-minute granularity, i.e., bandwidth value = 5-minute total traffic / 300 s. For example, if the total traffic generated in 5 minutes is 30 MB, the corresponding bandwidth will be (30 * 8) / 300 = 0.8 Mbps (1 MB = 8 Mbps).
    • Base conversion: 1 GB = 1,000 MB; 1 MB = 1,000 KB; 1 Gbps = 1,000 Mbps; 1 Mbps = 1,000 Kbps.

    Billing Details

    Bill-by-peak bandwidth

    CDN bandwidth adopts the tiered pricing as follows:

    Bandwidth Tier (USD/Mbps/day) the Chinese mainland (CN) North America (NA) Europe (EU) Asia Pacific Region 1 (AP1) Asia Pacific Region 2 (AP2) Asia Pacific Region 3 (AP3) Middle East (ME) Africa (AA) South America (SA)
    0 Mbps - 500 Mbps 0.0815 0.2069 0.2069 0.3647 0.3928 0.5140 0.7391 0.5612 0.5612
    500 Mbps - 5 Gbps 0.0800 0.1964 0.1964 0.3216 0.3402 0.4679 0.6754 0.5137 0.5137
    5 Gbps - 50 Gbps 0.0754 0.1491 0.1491 0.2703 0.2859 0.3828 0.6075 0.4702 0.4702
    ≥ 50 Gbps 0.0738 0.1055 0.1055 0.2436 0.2545 0.3267 0.5301 0.4281 0.4281

    Note:

    If your CDN peak bandwidth is equal to or more than 50 Gbps, please contact us for discount information.

    Calculation method

    Assuming that the peak bandwidth of CDN in the Chinese mainland is X and there is no consumption outside the Chinese mainland, the calculation method for tiered pricing is as follows:

    1. If X < 500 Mbps, the bill amount will be X * 0.0815.
    2. If 500 Mbps ≤ X < 5,000 Mbps, the bill amount will be X * 0.0800.
    3. If 5,000 Mbps ≤ X < 50,000 Mbps, the bill amount will be X * 0.0754.
    4. If X ≥ 50,000 Mbps, please contact us for off-line contracting. We have more discount options for you.

    You can use the Price Calculator for a price estimation.

    Pay-as-you-go bill-by-traffic

    CDN traffic pricing is based on a monthly cumulative tier as follows:

    Traffic Tier (USD/GB) the Chinese mainland (CN) North America (NA) Europe (EU) Asia Pacific Region 1 (AP1) Asia Pacific Region 2 (AP2) Asia Pacific Region 3 (AP3) Middle East (ME) Africa (AA) South America (SA)
    0 TB - 2 TB 0.0323 0.0452 0.0452 0.0665 0.0798 0.0897 0.1080 0.1039 0.1039
    2 TB - 10 TB 0.0308 0.0378 0.0378 0.0592 0.0737 0.0780 0.1000 0.0970 0.0970
    10 TB - 50 TB 0.0277 0.0319 0.0319 0.0533 0.0677 0.0723 0.0940 0.0907 0.0907
    50 TB - 100 TB 0.0231 0.0261 0.0261 0.0475 0.0590 0.0654 0.0863 0.0842 0.0842
    ≥ 100 TB 0.0169 0.0200 0.0200 0.0446 0.0503 0.0577 0.0794 0.0781 0.0781

    Note:

    If your CDN traffic is equal to or more than 100 TB, please contact us for discount information.

    Calculation method

    Unlike bill-by-bandwidth, bill-by-traffic is based on a monthly cumulative tier. Here is an example describing how the bill-by-daily traffic mode works:

    • As shown in the figure below, assuming that the traffic generated in the Chinese mainland on January 1 is 3 TB, and there is no consumption outside the Chinese mainland. The gray zone represents the actual billing tier and the green zone shows the traffic generated on January 1. As 2 TB lays in the 0 TB - 2 TB billing tier and the remaining 1 TB lays in the 2 TB - 10 TB tier, the actual fees for January 1 will be 2 * 1000 * 0.0323 + 1 * 1000 * 0.0308.
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    • As shown in the figure below, assuming that the traffic generated in the Chinese mainland on January 2 is also 3 TB, and there is no consumption outside the Chinese mainland. As bill-by-traffic is based on monthly cumulative traffic, all the 3 TB lays in the 2 TB - 10 TB tier, so the actual fees for January 2 will be 3 * 1000 * 0.0308.
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    • As shown in the figure below, assuming that the traffic generated in the Chinese mainland on January 3 is 7 TB and there is no consumption outside the Chinese mainland. Of this 7 TB, 4 TB lays in the 2 TB - 10 TB tier and the remaining 3 TB lays in the 10 TB - 50 TB tier, so the actual fees for January 3 will be 4 * 1000 * 0.0308 + 3 * 1000 * 0.0277.
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    In this way, you can calculate the fee for each day in a month. When it is February 1, the consumption will be accumulated from 0 for tier calculation. You can use the Price Calculator for a price estimation.

    Bill-by-average daily peak bandwidth

    1. Assuming that a CDN billing officially starts on January 1 and the contracted price is P USD/Mbps/month.
    2. A valid day refers to a day when more than 0 Kbps of bandwidth is consumed.
    3. Assuming there are 14 valid days in January, we take the maximum value of the 288 statistical points for each of those 14 days as Max_1, Max_2, Max_3…and Max_14, respectively. The billable bandwidth will be Average (Max_1, Max_2, Max_3…and Max_14), so the January fee is: Average (Max_1, Max_2, Max_3…and Max_14) * P * 14 / 31.

    Bill-by-monthly 95th percentile bandwidth

    1. Assuming that a CDN billing officially starts on January 1 and the contracted price is P USD/Mbps/month.
    2. A valid day refers to a day when more than 0 Kbps of bandwidth is consumed.
    3. Assuming there are 14 valid days in January, then 14 * 288 statistical points will be collected and sorted in descending order. The highest 5% statistical points are discarded, so that Max95 is the highest point in the remaining statistical points, which is the billable bandwidth. The fee for January is: Max95 * P * 14 / 31.

    Choosing a Billing Mode

    Note:

    If you noticed that the selected billing mode is not suitable for your business needs during use, you can change it. For more information, please see Changing Billing Method.

    Options:
    CDN provides two billing modes: bill-by-traffic and bill-by-bandwidth. You can choose the billing mode as needed.

    Calculation example:
    Assuming that the traffic consumed between 00:00 and 23:59 yesterday was 200 GB, and there was no consumption in the regions outside the Chinese mainland. The peak bandwidth was 40 Mbps as the curve below:
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    If you select bill-by-traffic mode, you will need to pay: 200 * 0.037 = 7.4 USD

    If you select bill-by-bandwidth mode, you will need to pay: 40 * 0.094 = 3.76 USD

    We recommend bill-by-bandwidth as it is more cost-effective.

    Overdue

    Tencent Cloud will notify you through multiple channels including email and SMS for overdue payments. A 24-hour grace period is provided. If you fail to top up your account within 24 hours, your CDN service will be suspended. After your account is topped up, the domain name status will be automatically restored to the one before service suspension.

    Note:

    When your acceleration service is suspended due to overdue payment, all your domain names will be disabled and all access requests will be forwarded to the origin server. You can query information but cannot modify configurations in the CDN console. Your CDN-related domain names and configurations will be retained for 12 months.