Concerns regarding Hourly & Destroying a Droplet

January 10, 2016 1.4k views
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I have read through and understand how the hourly billing works. I understand that I need to take a snapshot of my droplet, then destroy it in order to consider the vps not in use so I do not get charged.

I am working through creating/designing a wordpress website and think this is an awesome feature. if I am only developing for a few hours a day I can restore my snapshot into a new droplet each day then once I am done I can destroy that droplet. This allows me to only get charged for the time I am developing.

Though I have some concerns. Is this wise do to? Destroying that droplet each day and restoring snapshot.

If I have a live wordpress site published, will this snapshot be an exact perfect image/clone? So if I restore each day will anything be lost or changed. Also will my IP address stay the same or anything else that is unique to my wordpress site, installations, database, etc?

Thanks all,

1 Answer

Snapshot is a disk image containing all your files. If you want the same IP, using floating IPs.

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