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Amazon Simple Storage Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Billing and Usage Reporting for S3 Buckets

When using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), you don't have to pay any up-front fees or commit to how much content you'll store. As with the other Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, you pay as you go and pay only for what you use.

AWS provides the following reports for Amazon S3:

  • Billing reports – Multiple reports that provide high-level views of all of the activity for the AWS services that you're using, including Amazon S3. AWS always bills the owner of the S3 bucket for Amazon S3 fees, unless the bucket was created as a Requester Pays bucket. For more information about Requester Pays, see Requester Pays Buckets. For more information about billing reports, see AWS Billing Reports for Amazon S3.

  • Usage report – A summary of activity for a specific service, aggregated by hour, day, or month. You can choose which usage type and operation to include. You can also choose how the data is aggregated. For more information, see AWS Usage Report for Amazon S3.

The following topics provide information about billing and usage reporting for Amazon S3.