# Overview

The overview will introduce the recharge of the EMQ X Cloud account, PayPal payment, view transaction records, monthly bills and expense reports. Click Billing -> Overview in the left menu to enter the billing overview page

The overview page displays the following four parts:

  1. Balance
  2. Billing of the current month (the billing fee from the 1st of the month to the current time)
  3. Add or Update a Payment Method
  4. Expense trend, you can switch between day and month to show the corresponding expense trend

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# Balance

By default, payments are processed automatically so you don't have to worry that your service will stop running if you forget to make a payment.

  • Balance Only if the credit card payment fails will the balance show all the charges you have incurred for the previous month's deployment, you will need to complete the payment manually or verify that the credit card information is correct.

  • Transactions To view your transaction history, access the Transactions page in the Billing Transactions (opens new window) Transactions

# View monthly bills

The monthly bills will show the monthly billing record of the account

  1. Click bills to view monthly bills history

    bills

  2. To view the deployment bill associated with the bill, click on the bill record and it will be displayed below

    bills_details

  3. To view the detailed expense report of the deployment bill, click on the View report of the deployment expense record

    bills_report

# View billing report

Billing report showing all costs incurred per hour of deployment

  1. Click View Report on the Overview page to enter the billing report page

    bills_report

  2. The billing report can be filtered by billing time, billing ID, and deployment name

    report_filter

# Add or Update a Payment Method

You can use the overview to add a credit card to your account.

  • To add a credit card to your EMQ X Cloud account

    1. Sign in to the EMQ X Cloud Console and open the Billing Overview (opens new window)

    2. Choose an editorial payment method

    3. Enter the credit card information and billing address.

    4. Choose Submit.

    edit_payment_method

  • To update your credit card

    1. Sign in to the EMQ X Cloud Console and open the Billing Overview at https://cloud.emqx.io/console/billing/overview.

    2. Choose an editorial payment method

    3. Enter the credit card information and billing address.

    4. Choose Submit.