Billing Overview

Last updated: 2021-07-09 11:48:07

    CBS Billing Overview

    Billing modes

    Cloud Block Storage is a pay-as-you-go cloud storage service provided by Tencent Cloud.
    See the table below for details.

    Billing plan Pay as you go
    Payment method A deposit of one hour’s fee is required upon purchase. This service is billed by the hour.
    Pricing USD/GB*hour
    Minimum usage duration Charged by the second and billed by the hour. You can purchase or release the service at any time.
    Use cases This service is applicable to scenarios where the business demand fluctuates greatly, such as ecommerce flash sales.

    Pricing

    Pricing varies by region and disk type. For more information, see Price Overview.

    Snapshot Billing Overview

    Snapshot service was commercialized on January 22, 2019 at 00:00:00. All snapshots are billed based on the storage usage.

    Note:

    Images use the CBS snapshot service for data storage. As a result, retaining custom images occupies a certain portion of your snapshot capacity and incurs costs.

    Billing modes

    You are charged according to the total storage size of your snapshots. Each region is charged separately. CBS is pay-as-you-go on an hourly billing cycle.

    Note:

    To view the size of your snapshots in each region, go to the Snapshot console.

    Pricing

    Pricing for snapshots varies by region. For more information, see Price Overview.

    Free tier

    Tencent Cloud offers 50 GB of storage space for free to users in the Chinese mainland. The detailed policy is as follows:

    • The free tier is available to users in regions as listed in the Snapshot console.
    • This free tier will be phased out in October 2021.

    The following table describes how snapshot storage is billed under different circumstance:

    Region Total snapshot size Number of cloud disks Details
    North China (Beijing) 100 GB 1 cloud disk Eligible for the 50 GB free tier. Total billable snapshot storage size is 100 GB - 50 GB = 50 GB.
    Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, China (Hong Kong) 60 GB 2 cloud disks Eligible for the 50 GB free tier. Total billable snapshot storage size is 60 GB - 50 GB = 10 GB.
    Southeast Asia (Singapore) 40 GB 1 cloud disk Not eligible for the free tier. Total billable snapshot storage size is 40 GB.

    Overdue payment

    Once your account becomes overdue, snapshots will go into the Isolated status, and service will be suspended. For more information, see Overdue Policy.