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CDN payment and pricing model
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CDN payment and pricing model


For CDN payments, depending on the balance type in the account, united-balance or storage-and-CDN balance is used.

You can pay for your CDN with different types of funds: basic funds, bonuses or VK bonuses.

Before you start using the CDN, top-up your balance with a minimum of 500 ₽.

Payment Model

CDN is billed monthly at pricing plan. The tariff plan determines the payment amount and traffic package for all CDN resources of one provider in the account. Additional traffic that is consumed in excess of the tariff plan is charged and billed separately.

When you create the first CDN resource and it goes to ACTIVE status, a traffic package at the ISP plan becomes available for the account. The first payment under the tariff plan is debited on the first day of the next calendar month. The next payments under the tariff plan are deducted automatically on the first day of each month. Charging occurs if the account has resources from that provider in ACTIVE status.

To stop being charged, disable all CDN resources in the account.

Rate plans

The tariff plan includes a package of traffic that is spent on all CDN resources of one provider in the account:

  • for Selectel CDN — 800 GB of traffic from caching servers to users, 100 GB of traffic from source to caching servers;
  • for Akamai CDN — 215 GB of traffic from caching servers to users, traffic from source to caching servers is not counted.

Additional traffic

Additional traffic — traffic that is consumed in excess of rate plan. Additional traffic is billed and paid separately under pay-as-you-go model. Funds for additional traffic are deducted every hour. Write-offs may occur with delays due to the peculiarities of collecting consumption data from cache servers.

Blocking CDN if there are insufficient funds on the balance

If the balance of the service is insufficient at the time of debiting, the creation of new CDN resources will be blocked. At the same time, the existing CDN resources will continue to work, and the consumed traffic will be tariffed in debt. After 14 days from the date of shortage, resources will shut down with a full cache purge.

If you do not top-up by the amount owed within 30 days of the shortfall, all CDN resources will be deleted with no possibility of recovery. As long as the disabled resources have not been removed, you can pay the debt and resume their operation.

Debt is not burned off after resources are deleted.


For example, you have used up a package of traffic according to the tariff, and on June 18, the funds on your balance were not enough to pay for the traffic in excess of the package. The creation of new CDN resources was immediately blocked. Existing resources continued to work, the consumed traffic began to be charged on a debt basis. On July 1, a tariff payment was added to the debt.

On July 3, 14 days after the debt was incurred, resources shut down with a cache purge. Let's say the amount owed was 710 ₽ — for a bundle of traffic and traffic over and above the bundle. Within three days, the system received accurate consumption data and the amount rose to 715 rubles. If payment is not received by July 19, 30 days after the debt is incurred, the resources will be removed without the possibility of recovery.

Reactivate CDN

  1. Top-up balance from which service is paid. The amount of the debt will be deducted from the balance immediately after replenishment.
  2. Wait for the service to be activated, it can take up to 20 minutes.
  3. Enable CDN resource.

View consumption

You can view consumption in control panel under CDNConsumption. Consumption calculation can be delayed up to three days due to the peculiarities of data collection from cache servers, so the amounts in the statistics are approximate. The exact amounts can be viewed in accounting documents.

The data are presented in the form of consumption and payment schedules. You can see consumption by provider and sort it by time period.

All resource outages and blockages due to insufficient balance are displayed on consumption and payment schedules.


The price of a CDN is made up of:

  • cost of plan — the price of the package is fixed and does not depend on the number of resources;
  • the cost of additional traffic consumed in excess of the package. The price per 1 GB is set for each consumption range (up to 10 TB, 10 to 30 TB, etc. д.). When consumption reaches another threshold, the price per 1 GB decreases.

You can view prices and calculate the approximate cost of using CDN at

Reporting documents

After payment, you can get accounting documents.