Free Tier

Last updated: 2021-04-27 17:34:05


    After the CLS service is commercialized, Tencent Cloud still provides a certain free tier for all users in each region as detailed below:

    Billable Item Free Tier/Day
    Write traffic 5 GB
    Private network read traffic 1 GB
    Public network read traffic 0
    Index traffic 1 GB
    Log storage 1 GB
    Index storage 1 GB
    Topic partition 1
    Service request 1 million


    • The free tier is counted for all resources of a single user in each region.
    • The Free Tier perk will end at 23:59:59 on December 31, 2021.
    • The daily free tier will not be accumulated into the next billing cycle.
    • If your service is suspended due to violations or overdue payment, you will not be eligible for the Free Tier perk. Free tier will be unavailable until the service is restarted.
    • The free tier is applicable to all regions supported by CLS.
    • For information about estimated costs, please go to Price Calculator to export estimated bills.


    Nginx log query and analysis

    Company A's website receives 100 million requests per day, and each request produces a 100-byte log on average. This results in 100 million logs with a total size of approximately 9.31 GB per day. Company A decides to upload the Nginx access logs to CLS in the Beijing region and save them for 15 days for query and statistical analysis.

    Billable Item
    Billable Quantity
    Unit Price (Beijing)
    Traffic fees Write traffic LogListener is used to compress and upload logs, resulting in 2.33 GB traffic consumption, and a free tier of 5 GB/day is available 0 GB 0.18 CNY/GB/day 0 CNY/day
    Index traffic After full-text index is enabled, 11.2 GB of index traffic is generated (as the index is expanded), and a free tier of 1 GB/day is available 10.2 GB 0.35 CNY/GB/day 3.57 CNY/day
    Private network read traffic There is no download or consumption over the private network. No private network read traffic is generated. 0 GB 0.18 CNY/GB/day 0 CNY/day
    Public network read traffic There is no download or consumption over the public network. No public network read traffic is generated. 0 GB 0.8 CNY/GB/day 0 CNY/day
    Storage fees Log storage Logs of 2.33 GB are uploaded every day, and a free tier of 1 GB/day is available. The average storage capacity after 15 days is 19.95 GB (1.33 GB * 15 days) 19.95 GB 0.014 CNY/GB/day 0.279 CNY/day
    Index storage Indexes of 11.2 GB are generated every day, and a free tier of 1 GB/day is available. The average storage capacity after 15 days is 153 GB (10.2 GB * 15 days) 153 GB 0.014 CNY/GB/day 2.142 CNY/day
    Other fees Service request LogListener is used to upload logs in batches, producing 100,000 upload requests, and a free tier of 1 million requests/day is available 0 0.15 CNY/GB/day 0 CNY/day
    Topic partition tenant fees The business log peak is 8 MB/s, so two topic partitions are required, and a free tier of 1 partition/day is available 1 partition 0.04 CNY/partition/day 0.04 CNY/day
    Total amount - - - 5.991 CNY/day

    Note on Free Log Storage for TKE Audit and Event Center

    Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE) is a high-scalability and high-performance container management service. You can easily run applications in a managed CVM instance cluster. In response to the high complexity of daily OPS of container clusters and difficulties in troubleshooting, CLS and TKE jointly launched the cluster audit and event log center. With the aid of CLS's log data processing capabilities, you can view audit logs and cluster events in real time through visual charts, which helps you improve the efficiency of container cluster OPS with ease. For TKE audit logs and event logs, CLS offers the following Free Tier perk:


    TKE audit/event logs written by log topics automatically created by TKE are eligible for this perk. Such log topics are marked with TKE-Audit or TKE-Event. You can view them on the Logset > Log Topic list page in the CLS console.


    1. CLS provides free log storage service, so you only need to enable cluster audit/event log in TKE.
    2. All features of CLS, such as search and analysis, visual application, and log download and consumption, are available for eligible audit/event logs free of charge.

    Validity period

    Now through 23:59:59 on December 31,2021.