Tencent Cloud accounts include bill-by-IP and bill-by-CVM accounts. We recommend that you upgrade your bill-by-CVM accounts to bill-by-IP accounts as the former cannot support new features later.
Note: Downgrading from "bill-by-IP" to "bill-by-CVM" is not allowed.
All Tencent Cloud accounts registered after June 17, 2020 00:00:00 will be bill-by-IP accounts. For Tencent Cloud accounts registered before June 17, 2020, check your account types in the console.
Log in to Public IP Console. Check if there is a prompt message at the top of the "Public IP" page.
A comparison between the advantages of bill-by-IP and bill-by-CVM accounts is shown below:
|Item||Bill-by-IP account||Bill-by-CVM account|
|Whether the network bandwidth under the account can be migrated to other CVM instances||Yes, as the public network fees are billed by IP.||No, as the public network fees are billed on the bound CVM instance.|
|Elastic IPv6 billing||IPv6 and IPv4 can be added into the same bandwidth package and billed together.||IPv6 can only be billed separately.|
|NAT gateway billing||Bill by traffic and bill by bandwidth package are supported.||Only bill by traffic is supported.|
|Is it necessary to purchase public network for CLB backend CVM||No. Only bandwidth needs to be purchased for CLB, which facilitates management.||Yes. Purchasing public network for all CLB backend CVMs is needed, which complicates management.|
|New network-related features||Both the existing and new features are supported.||Only the existing features are supported.|
|CVM Billing Mode||Network Billing Mode||Public IP||Impact|
|Pay-as-you-go||Bill by hourly bandwidth||The instance has multiple public IPs||The network billing mode of all public IPs is converted to bill by traffic. No refund is involved.|
The account upgrade has no impact on the public or private IP addresses.
When there are no more than 500 CVM instances, the upgrade lasts about 5 minutes. The more CVM instances, the longer the upgrade lasts. During the upgrade, the network will not be disconnected, but try not to purchase new services or operate in the console.
InternetChargeType(billing mode) and
InternetMaxBandwidthOut(bandwidth cap) must be specified. For details, please see the API document AllocateAddresses.
InternetChargeTypeis set as
BANDWIDTH_PACKAGE(bill by bandwidth package),
BandwidthPackageId(ID of the bandwidth package to be added) must be specified.
Tencent Cloud will send upgrade notices to bill-by-CVM accounts in batches. To upgrade your account, you can also submit a ticket.
Because some upgrade scenarios will change the CVM billing mode, if your CVM is purchased in promotional campaigns and its billing mode is non-switchable according to the campaign rules, your account upgrade is not supported.