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Developer Guide (API Version 2016-09-29)

AWS Billing and Usage Reports for CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is designed so you don't have to pay any up-front fees or commit to how much content you'll have. As with the other AWS services, you pay as you go and pay only for what you use.

The following diagram and table summarize the charges to use CloudFront.

Paying for CloudFront

Your monthly bill from AWS separates your usage and dollar amounts by AWS service and function. The following table lists the charges that are illustrated in the previous graphic.

 ChargeComments

Storage in an Amazon S3 bucket

You pay normal Amazon S3 storage charges to store objects in your bucket; the charges appear in the Amazon S3 portion of your AWS statement.

Serving objects from edge locations

You incur CloudFront charges when CloudFront responds to requests for your objects. These charges are lower than the corresponding Amazon S3 charges. The CloudFront charges appear in the CloudFront portion of your AWS statement. For more information, see Amazon CloudFront Pricing.

Submitting data to your origin

You incur CloudFront charges when users transfer data to your origin, which includes DELETE, OPTIONS, PATCH, POST, and PUT requests. The CloudFront charges appear in the CloudFront portion of your AWS statement. For more information, see Amazon CloudFront Pricing.

Note

You also incur a surcharge for HTTPS requests. For more information, see Amazon CloudFront Pricing.

AWS provides two usage reports for CloudFront:

  • The billing report is a high-level view of all of the activity for the AWS services that you're using, including CloudFront. For more information, see AWS Billing Report for CloudFront.

  • The usage report is a summary of activity for a specific service, aggregated by hour, day, or month. For more information, see AWS Usage Report for CloudFront.

In addition, you can view usage charts that provide a graphical representation of your CloudFront usage. For more information, see CloudFront Usage Reports.