Billing Overview

Last updated: 2020-03-25 18:54:28

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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 other billable items such as standard_IA and archive storage capacity, requests, and traffic.

Billing Modes

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

Billing Mode Supported Regions
Pay-as-you-go (postpaid) All regions where the service is provided. For more information, please see Regions and Access Domain Names

Billable Items

Billable items in COS include storage capacity, requests, data retrievals, traffic, and administrative features. For more information, please 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 capacity fees Monthly The fees for one month are calculated and billed on the 3rd to 5th days 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

  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, please see COS Notes on Arrears.
  3. If you still have any questions about COS billing, please see FAQs About Billing for answers.