[My free credit is expired but I have my website running with that free credit. Now do I have to pay every month for my website to keep running?]
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In addition to what has already been mentioned, if your website is only a static site, you could use the DigitalOcean App Platform and host it for free. Here is a quick walk through on how to do that:
If you continue to have services with us after the 60 days (in case you’ve used the 60 days $100 credit), or after the $100 is used (whichever comes first), continued usage will be billed at the beginning of the next month.
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Yes, you would need to pay for the usage of the services under DigitalOcean once your create expires.
DigitalOcean billing cycles are monthly. Your account balance accrues over the course of the calendar month based on the cost of the resources you use. We are also required by law to apply taxes for certain countries.
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Additionally, Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 500 GiB/month for the smallest plan. Bandwidth allowances are determined by the Droplet’s size and type.
Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01 per GiB. Inbound bandwidth to Droplets is always free. To calculate bandwidth costs for your Droplets and databases, use our Bandwidth Calculator.