Billing Overview

Last updated: 2020-06-18 18:26:47

    Note:

    This product now supports dynamic pricing query and cost estimation. For more information, please go to the Pricing Center.

    Free Tier

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

    The free tier is not applicable to STANDARD_IA, ARCHIVE, requests, and traffic and any other non-STANDARD billable items.

    Billing Method

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

    Billing Method Supported Regions
    Pay-As-You-Go For all the available regions, see Regions and Access Domain Names.

    Billable Items

    Billable items in COS include storage usage fees, request fees, data retrieval fees, traffic fees, and management feature fees as shown below. For more information, see Billable Items.

    Billing Cycle

    The billing cycle and sequence of the billable items in COS are as detailed below:

    Billable Item Billing Cycle Description Billing Sequence
    Storage usage fees Monthly The fees for one month are calculated and billed on the 3rd to 5th day of the following month Free tier > pay-as-you-go
    Request fees Pay-as-you-go
    Data retrieval fees Pay-as-you-go
    Traffic fees Daily The fees for one day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Inventory feature fees Daily The fees for one day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Select feature fees Daily The fees for one day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Batch operation fees Daily The fees for one day are calculated and billed on the following day Pay-as-you-go
    Object tagging fees Daily The fees for one 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, and billing descriptions, see COS Arrears.
    3. If you still have any questions about COS billing, please see FAQs About Billing for answers.

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