Billing method and measurement description

Last updated:2021-04-28 11:04:01

All paid services of Kingsoft Cloud Standard Storage Service (KS3) are charged separately. For example, storage fees are incurred when you store objects in KS3, fees for outbound traffic over Internet are incurred when you access the objects stored in KS3 over Internet, and fees for cross-region replication traffic are incurred when you use cross-region replication to synchronize data from a source bucket to a destination bucket. This topic describes the billing items and billing modes of KS3.

Billing modes

KS3 supports the Pay-As-You-Go and Subscription billing modes.

Notes:

  • You must activate KS3 before selecting a billing mode.
  • Current resource packages do not apply to all billing items. If the resource package that you purchase does not apply to a billing item, the corresponding fee is deducted from your account balance.

Billing cycle

Usage of all resources in KS3 is calculated on a daily basis.

Settlement cycle

KS3 provides two settlement modes, that is, daily settlement and monthly settlement.

Description:

  • Kingsoft Cloud charges you a fee for each billing item of KS3 based on the following formula: Fee = Actual usage × Unit price.
  • If you select daily settlement, the fees incurred on the current day are deducted on the next day.
  • If you select monthly settlement, the fees are daily calculated by multiplying the actual usage on the previous day by the unit price and are added up on a monthly basis. At the beginning of each month, Kingsoft Cloud provides you with the bill of the last month, and you need to pay for the bill accordingly.
  • In daily settlement mode, both the Pay-As-You-Go and Subscription billing modes are available.

1. Daily settlement

Billing procedure

If you select the Pay-As-You-Go billing mode, make sure that you have an account and enough account balance. The billing procedure is as follows:

1. Top up your account: You need to top up your account in advance and keep enough balance in your account. If you fail to pay an overdue bill within 30 days, Kingsoft Cloud reclaims your KS3 storage quotas and resources.

2. Activate KS3: Make sure that you have activated KS3. Kingsoft Cloud automatically deducts KS3 fees from your account based on the actual usage.

3. Deduct fees: On the next day, Kingsoft Cloud deducts the KS3 fees that are incurred on the current day.

4. View your bills: You can log in to the Kingsoft Cloud console and click Billing in the top navigation bar. On the Account page, you can view your daily bills.

2. Monthly settlement

In monthly settlement mode, the fees are daily calculated by multiplying the actual usage on the previous day by the daily unit price and are added up for a calendar month. Kingsoft Cloud provides you with the bill of a month on the first workday of the next month, and you need to pay the bill accordingly.

Billing procedure

1. Generate a monthly bill: Kingsoft Cloud generates the bill of a month on the first workday of the next month.

2. Pay the bill: You need to pay the actual usage fees of the last month based on the monthly bill. If you fail to pay an overdue bill within 30 days, Kingsoft Cloud reclaims your KS3 storage quotas and resources.

Billing items

Kingsoft Cloud charges you fees for storage usage, traffic usage, API operation calls, data retrieval, and data management in KS3. By default, you are charged based on the actual usage after you activate KS3.

KS3 fees = Storage fees + Traffic fees + API operation calling fees + Data retrieval fees + Data management fees

For more information about the billing standards, see KS3 pricing.

1. Storage fee:

KS3 provides the following storage classes: Standard, Low Frequency, and Archive. Kingsoft Cloud charges you storage fees based on the storage classes, occupied storage space, and storage duration of the objects that you store.

Billing item Description Billing method
Usage of Standard storage Billed based on the occupied storage space and storage duration of objects. Pay-As-You-Go:
The storage fees are daily calculated by multiplying the occupied storage space of the previous day by the daily unit price. The daily unit price is calculated based on the billing cycle, which is a calendar month.

Subscription:
Standard storage package: A storage package can deduct the storage fees for Standard storage objects of the same size as the capacity of the package.
Usage of Low Frequency storage Billed based on the occupied storage space and storage duration of objects. Pay-As-You-Go:
The storage fees are daily calculated by multiplying the occupied storage space of the previous day by the daily unit price. The daily unit price is calculated based on the billing cycle, which is a calendar month.
The minimum storage duration is 30 days. If a Low Frequency storage object is deleted or overwritten within 30 days, the storage fees for the object are charged as it is stored for 30 days, including the remaining duration.
Usage of Archive storage Billed based on the occupied storage space and storage duration of objects. Pay-As-You-Go:
The storage fees are daily calculated by multiplying the occupied storage space of the previous day by the daily unit price. The daily unit price is calculated based on the billing cycle, which is a calendar month.
The minimum storage duration is 90 days. If an Archive storage object is deleted or overwritten within 90 days, the storage fees for the object are charged as it is stored for 90 days, including the remaining duration.

Note:

The unit of storage fees is CNY per GB per month. In Pay-As-You-Go mode, the unit price needs to be converted to CNY per GB per day based on the following formula to calculate the actual storage fees: Daily storage unit price per GB for a month = Monthly storage unit price/Number of days in that month. For example, the monthly unit price is CNY 0.12/GB/month for Standard storage. In a month of 30 days, the daily unit price per GB is CNY 0.12/30.

2. Traffic fee:

Traffic is the cumulative value of the data flow generated when you access KS3, including outbound traffic over Internet, inbound traffic over Internet, inbound traffic over internal network, outbound traffic over internal network, Kingsoft Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) back-to-origin outbound traffic, and cross-region replication traffic.

You are charged for using the following types of traffic: outbound traffic over Internet, Kingsoft Cloud CDN back-to-origin outbound traffic, and cross-region replication traffic.

Billing item Description Billing method
Outbound traffic over Internet The traffic that is generated when you download data from KS3 over Internet rather than Kingsoft Cloud CDN. The traffic fees are daily calculated by multiplying the outbound traffic over Internet on the previous day by the traffic unit price.
Kingsoft Cloud CDN Back-to-origin outbound traffic The traffic that is generated when you use Kingsoft Cloud CDN to download data from KS3. The traffic fees are daily calculated by multiplying the CDN back-to-origin outbound traffic on the previous day by the traffic unit price.
Cross-region replication traffic The outbound traffic that is generated when you use cross-region replication to synchronize data from the source bucket to the destination bucket. The traffic fees are daily calculated by multiplying the cross-region replication traffic on the previous day by the traffic unit price.

3. API operation calling fee:

You are charged based on the count of KS3 API operation calls. All of your operations in KS3 are implemented by calling KS3 API operations. Currently, only the Pay-As-You-Go mode is available. The minimum billing unit is 10,000 requests.

Billing item Description Billing method
Count of PUT requests The count of requests sent by using any methods to call KS3 API operations, including directly calling API operations, or using SDKs, tools, or the KS3 console. Requests on a day are counted on the next day, and fees are daily calculated based on the following formula: Daily fees = Unit price per 10,000 requests × Count of requests per day/10,000.
Count of GET requests The count of requests sent by using any methods to call KS3 API operations, including directly calling API operations, or using SDKs, tools, or the KS3 console. Requests on a day are counted on the next day, and fees are daily calculated based on the following formula: Daily fees = Unit price per 10,000 requests × Count of requests per day/10,000.

Note:

The API operation calling fees vary based on the storage class. For more information, see KS3 pricing.

4. Data retrieval fee:

Data retrieval fees only apply to Low Frequency and Archive storage objects.
Data retrieval fees of Low Frequency storage objects are incurred when you read Low Frequency storage objects, whether over Internet or internal network, and are charged based on the size of data generated. Data retrieval fees of Archive storage objects are incurred when you restore Archive storage objects and are charged based on the size of objects after restoration.

Billing item Description Billing method
Retried Low Frequency storage data Fees are incurred when you read Low Frequency storage objects, whether over Internet or internal network, and are charged based on the size of data generated. The data retrieval fees are daily calculated by multiplying the size of data generated on the previous day by the unit price. The daily unit price is calculated based on the billing cycle, which is a calendar month.
Retried Archive storage data Fees are incurred when you restore Archive storage objects and are charged based on the size of objects after restoration. No data retrieval fees are charged if you restore objects that are in the restored state. The data retrieval fees are daily calculated by multiplying the size of objects after restoration on the previous day by the unit price. The daily unit price is calculated based on the billing cycle, which is a calendar month.

5. Data management fee:

Data management fees are incurred when you use data management functions, such as object tagging.
Object tagging enables you to categorize and manage your objects more easily by adding multiple tags to an object or adding the same tag to multiple objects.

Billing item Applicable storage class Description Billing method
Object tagging All storage classes Billed based on the count of object tags that are added to objects in your bucket. The object tagging fees on a day is calculated on the next day based on the following formula:
Object tagging fees = Count of object tags that are added to objects in your KS3 bucket on a day × Monthly unit price of object tagging/30 (day)/10000

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