Pricing

We've got a plan for everyone.

Core services

We offer different levels of cloud services and technical support for different plans.

Developer

Free

Business

Starting from $5/day

Enterprise

Contact us to get a plan tailored for you

Database
  • 30K requests/day
  • 3 threads
  • Free 1 GB object storage
  • No automatic backup
  • $0.04/1K requests
  • Adjustable thread numbers
  • Object storage for $0.05/GB a day
  • Data backup and rollback
  • Contract price
  • High thread numbers
  • Data backup and rollback
LiveQuery
  • 100 subscriptions/day
  • 5K messages/day
  • Unlimited
  • $1/1K subscriptions a day
  • $0.04/1K messages a day
  • Unlimited
  • Contract price
Instant messaging
  • 500 DAU
  • Fixed request QPM limit
  • Unlimited DAU
  • $1/1K DAU a day
  • Permission management, blacklisting, and more
  • Adjustable request QPM limit
  • Unlimited DAU
  • Contract price
  • Permission management, blacklisting, and more
  • No request QPM limit
Push notification
  • No FCM support
  • No dedicated APNs servers
  • Standard queue
  • FCM support
  • Dedicated APNs servers
  • High priority queue
  • FCM support
  • Dedicated APNs servers
  • Independent queue
Multiplayer
  • 20 CCU
  • Free 1GB Traffic
  • $4/500 CCU a day
  • Traffic for $0.1/GB
  • Unlimited CCU
  • Contract price
Client Engine
  • 100 CCU
  • Free 1GB Traffic
  • One Computing Unit contains 100 CCU and 50% CPU
  • $1/Computing Unit a day
  • Traffic for $0.1/GB
  • Load balancing
  • Contract price
Leaderboard
  • 10K requests/day
  • Free 10K items
  • $0.04/1K requests
  • $0.01/10K items a day
  • Contract price
Technical support
  • Community
  • Ticket and community
  • Email and ticket
Deployment methods
  • Standard cluster
  • Premium cluster with high availability
  • Dedicated cluster w/ private or hybrid deployment

Developer

Free

  • Database
  • 30K requests/day
  • 3 threads
  • Free 1 GB object storage
  • No automatic backup
  • LiveQuery
  • 100 subscriptions/day
  • 5K messages/day
  • Instant messaging
  • 500 DAU
  • Fixed request QPM limit
  • Push notification
  • No FCM support
  • No dedicated APNs servers
  • Standard queue
  • Multiplayer
  • 20 CCU
  • Free 1GB Traffic
  • Client Engine
  • 100 CCU
  • Free 1GB Traffic
  • Leaderboard
  • 10K requests/day
  • Free 10K items
  • Technical support
  • Community
  • Deployment methods
  • Standard cluster
  • Sign up

Business

Starting from $5/day

  • Database
  • $0.04/1K requests
  • Adjustable thread numbers
  • Object storage for $0.05/GB a day
  • Data backup and rollback
  • LiveQuery
  • Unlimited
  • $1/1K subscriptions a day
  • $0.04/1K messages a day
  • Instant messaging
  • Unlimited DAU
  • $1/1K DAU a day
  • Permission management, blacklisting, and more
  • Adjustable request QPM limit
  • Push notification
  • FCM support
  • Dedicated APNs servers
  • High priority queue
  • Multiplayer
  • $4/500 CCU a day
  • Traffic for $0.1/GB
  • Client Engine
  • One Computing Unit contains 100 CCU and 50% CPU
  • $1/Computing Unit a day
  • Traffic for $0.1/GB
  • Load balancing
  • Leaderboard
  • $0.04/1K requests
  • $0.01/10K items a day
  • Technical support
  • Ticket and community
  • Deployment methods
  • Premium cluster with high availability
  • Get started

Enterprise

Contact us to get a plan tailored for you

  • Database
  • Contract price
  • High thread numbers
  • Data backup and rollback
  • LiveQuery
  • Unlimited
  • Contract price
  • Instant messaging
  • Unlimited DAU
  • Contract price
  • Permission management, blacklisting, and more
  • No request QPM limit
  • Push notification
  • FCM support
  • Dedicated APNs servers
  • Independent queue
  • Multiplayer
  • Unlimited CCU
  • Contract price
  • Client Engine
  • Contract price
  • Leaderboard
  • Contract price
  • Technical support
  • Email and ticket
  • Deployment methods
  • Dedicated cluster w/ private or hybrid deployment
  • Contact us

Additional services

The following services are charged separately according to their usage.

  • File storage
  • 1 GB free, extra $0.001/GB/day
  • 33 MB free HTTPS bandwidth daily
  • Extra HTTPS bandwidth $0.1/GB/day
  • LeanEngine
  • Create groups for different purposes
  • Load balancing and disaster recovery
  • Starting from $1/day, more info
  • LeanCache
  • 70K QPS
  • Hot standby with smooth expansion
  • Starting from $0.4/day
  • SMS
  • Verification, notification, marketing
  • Free captcha
  • Starting from $0.015/message
Database
Object storage request
¥/10K requests
RMB /day
Object storage space
¥/GB
RMB /day
File storage space
¥/GB
RMB /day
File traffic
¥/GB
RMB /day
LiveQuery
LiveQuery subscription
¥/1K subscriptions
RMB /day
LiveQuery message
¥/10K messages
RMB /day
Instant messaging
¥/10K users
RMB /day
SMS
¥/message (charged instantly)
RMB /day
LeanEngine instance
¥/day
RMB /day
LeanCache instance
¥/day
Requires LeanEngine
RMB /day
Total 1
RMB /day
  1. The minimum charge for business plan is $5/day. This doesn't include file storage space or file traffic.
  • Which plan should I choose?

    Developer: Offers free trial for most of the produces provided by LeanCloud. Best for development and prototype stage of a product.

    Business: Offers high performance and high availability for business needs. Best for most formally launched apps.

    Enterprise: Offers tailored solutions for enterprises with custom needs or integrating legacy systems. Best for those who have special needs for deployment methods.

  • Can I switch between different plans?

    Apps with business plans and developer plans are hosted on different clusters, so there is a cost on us to migrate data between different clusters. If you just upgraded your app from developer plan to business plan, you have to wait for at least 30 days to switch back. This only applies to those operated by yourself and doesn’t apply to those operated automatically according to certain rules.

  • Which services are charged? Which are free?

    Charged services include database, file storage, CDN, instant messaging, SMS, and LeanEngine. You can use certain amount of each if you are using developer plan. We also offer a number of free services including push notifications, user management, in-app socializing, and ChatKit for building messaging apps.

  • For business plan, what does it mean by "minimum charge"?

    The minimum charge covers our cost of technical support and daily operation. For apps with business plans, if you spend less than minimum charge a day, the minimum charge will be billed. Otherwise, the actual charge will be billed.

  • For instant messaging, how do you calculate DAU? If a user logs in for multiple times a day, does it count as a single DAU?

    As long as the user uses the same ID, it will be considered as a single DAU.

  • When using database, how do you calculate number of requests?

    The SDK designed for each language interacts with the same REST API and the time REST API is requested will be used to calculate price. For most cases, a creation, update, or query constitutes a single request, but there are cases when a batch operation triggers multiple requests.

  • What does it mean by "threads"? How many threads do I need?

    Thread means the number of requests the cloud can process at a time. In general, 3 threads would be enough for most apps to work smoothly.

    Assuming that the response time of the cloud is 20 milliseconds, so the cloud can process 1,000 / 20 = 50 requests on each thread every second.

    For an app with 10,000 DAU, if each user generates 50 requests and all these users use the app within the same 2 hours everyday, there will be 10,000 × 50 / 2 / 60 / 60 = 69 requests happening in every second. Therefore, only 69 / 50 = 1.15 threads are needed to process all the requests happening in these 2 hours.

    With the possible peaks considered, there should be certain redundancy left for your app. For apps with business plans, 60 threads are provided by default, but you can contact us to have it adjusted if needed.

  • For developer plan, what will happen if I use more resources than allocated?

    For Database API, if more than 30,000 requests are made to an app, further requests will be rejected with error code 429. The limit is reset everyday.

    For Threads, if all 3 of them are occupied, further requests will be rejected with error code 429. The limit gets removed when at least one of them is freed up.

    For instant messaging, when DAU reaches 500, users will not be able to log in. The limit is reset everyday.

    For SMS and file storage, both of them gets charged according to actual usage. Apps with developer plan can use them without any restrictions.