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I don’t understand how everyone is surprised that yes, your server is off, but it’s also reserved with a set of dedicated RAM, IP address, and a mounted disk. In order to turn it on at a moments notice it must remain reserved just for you. That cloud server cannot be used for anyone else during that time period so yes, of course you’re going to be charged when it’s powered down since DO is not able to rent it out to anyone else. This is no different then how RackSpace handles their cloud servers as well. The Power Down button isn’t there to somehow confuse you, you need that button to save a snap shot or restart your server in the event it becomes unresponsive. I think a lot of users here are just new to the idea of cloud servers and understanding the unique nature of them.

Hi, <br> <br>I also just found out that you are billed for instances that are powered off. <br>That’s completely what you wouldn’t expect. <br> <br>I have a proposal: How abut having a (non-reserved) power off state, where just the storage/harddisk is billed. <br> <br>Please take our feedback seriously. <br> <br>Thanks! <br>Chris

@wtraylor If you are looking to use a server for only 35 minutes consider using http://instantserver.io/ powered by Digital Ocean servers. <br> <br>@e.swanson take a snapshot of the droplet, then at anytime you can create a new droplet from that snapshot.