Advance Pay for an year or two for the servers will there be any discount?

Posted September 6, 2012 10.8k views
Advance Pay for an year or two for the servers will there be any discount?

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We've had a couple of users ask about this we haven't really dived into it yet.

We may offer a way to pre-pay for a year and receive a discount, but because we are a compute platform and you can spin up and destroy virtual servers whenever you want, the discounting would need to be calculated differently.
  • About calculations on the compute platform…
    You can simply add some additional bonus money to DO account if client pre-pay for a year or more.

Agreed! Some way of discounting will always help for the folks who wants to be on DO with a longer commitment. I guess its good for DO too :)
EC2 has reserved instances. Something like that would be cool.
We aren't going to go the route of reserved or non-reserved instances because we want to keep our pricing as straight forward and simple as possible.

With Amazon their pricing page is literally like 20 pages long if you print it out, we don't want to head in that route, because we want to provide the best price possible to all of our customers without them needing to breakout calculators and spreadsheets to figure out how much their bill will be at the end of the month.
@raiyu, now that's the correct way of doing things. The simpler, the better. Creating fork points for every possible option is the biggest problem with Amazon. Keep up the good work guys.
Has this been updated any? :)
I'm also interested in a yearly payment option. Our purchasing department refuses to let us purchase things that require monthly payments.

I’m really interested in a yearly payment option. Any update?

For me, it’s not important the discount but the yearly payment option.