# Introduction

EMQ X Cloud is in pay-as-you-go mode, so you need to bind a credit card before you can create a formal deployment.

Your EMQ X Cloud usage is calculated by either the hour based on the specifications(connections and tps) of the deployment, and the region where the deployment are launched. Pricing is per deployment hour consumed for each deployment, from the time an deployment is launched until it is terminated or stopped.

# Overview

You can view the details of monthly and hourly bills in the overview, and enter your credit card information.

# Credits

You can check the credit usage status on the credits page.

# Invoices

You can manage invoice profile and download invoices from the Invoices page.