Billing Question - What if monthly cap not reached

March 21, 2016 1.8k views

Hi Guys,

I was wondering what happens if a monthly cap is not reached. Do you get charged your currently balance or does the system charge you the monthly fee regardless?

Thank you,

2 Answers

You will only be charged for your actual usage. Droplets are billed at their hourly rate until the cost reaches the cap for your plan. For instance, a 512MB droplet is charged at $0.007/hour until it reaches $5.00 in the current calendar month. If the month ends before those charges reach $5 you only pay for what was used.

i have been using digital ocean for a month and started with balance of 60$. i always create new droplets and destroy them/ so as they mention they charge based on time droplet was on. powered off time is not included i guess. not sure. better to write to support.

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