Question

Pricing monthly or hourly ?

  • Posted on January 11, 2013
  • sokAsked by sok

Which should I choose ? I need server for 1 hour every day, so can I create droplet every day and load snapshot, and pay for this 30days * $0.007 = $0.21 monthly ?


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There is no difference between monthly and hourly billing. If you only need the droplet for an hour a day, you have described the perfect way to use it. <br> <br>All droplets are billed hourly, up until a monthly cap. We have estimated that each month has about 720 hours (30 days). If you use your server for less than 720 during the month, you will be billed for each hour that you used it. If you use your server for more than 720 hours that month, you will be billed at the monthly cost, which is no greater than 720 hours.

can you update info in this article <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/digitalocean-backups-and-snapshots-explained <br>about costs of backups and snapshots. as i see it obsolete <br>also i think need new clear article about pricing methods. in control panel such info not visible up-to-date so i cant planning costs for not permanent droplets, didnt know how much cost of backups, snapshots, other things (excepts reading this forum, but i dont know - is this info relevant or obsolete) <br>so i hope see actual uptodate article about all costs and pricing. <br>in first look all simple, but after reading articles and faq generate more questions than answers )

Snapshots are not tied to the virtual server, so after you take one if you destroy the virtual server the snapshot remains. <br> <br>Backups are tied to the virtual server, so if you destroy the virtual server the backups will also get erased.