Billing Overview

Last updated: 2020-11-27 11:28:54

    Free Tier

    User Period Free Tier How to Get
    New user Six months after COS service activation A limited amount of STANDARD storage usage is provided automatically by COS free of charge after COS service activation. For more information, please see Free Tier Activate COS

    Note:

    The free tier only applies to STANDARD storage. It is not applicable to other billable items, including STANDARD_IA/ARCHIVE storage, requests and traffic.

    Billing Method

    COS is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis as detailed below:

    Billing Method Description
    Pay-As-You-Go This is the default COS billing method. For all the available regions, please see Regions and Access Endpoints.

    Pricing

    COS adopts pay-as-you-go pricing. For more information on COS pricing, please see Product Pricing.

    Billable Items

    Billable items in COS include storage usage, requests, data retrievals, traffic, and management features as shown below. For more information, please see Billable Items.

    Billing Cycles

    The billing cycle and sequence of COS fees are as detailed below:

    Billable Item Billing Cycle Description Billing Sequence
    Storage usage fees Monthly The fees for one month are deducted on the 1st day of the following month and billed on the 3rd to 5th day of the following month Free tier > Pay-as-you-go, or only pay-as-you-go in case of no free tier
    Request fees Read/Write request fees Monthly Pay-as-you-go
    Retrieve request fees in DEEP ARCHIVE Pay-as-you-go
    Object monitoring fees in INTELLIGENT TIERING Pay-as-you-go
    Data retrieval fees STANDARD_IA Monthly The fees for one month are deducted on the 1st day of the following month and billed on the 3rd to 5th day of the following month Pay-as-you-go
    ARCHIVE
    DEEP ARCHIVE Daily Fees for the day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Traffic fees Daily Fees for the day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Management feature fees Inventory feature fees Daily Fees for the day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Select feature fees Daily Fees for the day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Batch operation fees Daily Fees for the day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Object tagging fees Daily Fees for the day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go

    1. For more information on COS fee calculation and billing in different scenarios, please see Billing Examples.
    2. For more information on arrears processing in COS, data retention and purge schedule, please see COS Arrears.
    3. You can estimate the usage and calculate of your pay-as-you-go COS fees using the COS Price Calculator.
    4. If you have any further questions about COS billing, please see FAQs About Billing for answers.

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