Question

refund on old droplet and create new droplet at same time

i have created a new droplet on digital ocean

i already have an EXISTING DROPLET

when i destroy the old droplet will i get a refund on the OLD droplet

Subscribe
Share

Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Hello,

DigitalOcean charges by the hour for all Droplets. The cost per hour is dependent on the hardware tier you select when creating a droplet and whether you decide to add the backup option enabled. Also please note that at minimum $0.01 is charged even if you use the lowest tier for even a minute as that’s the lowest that can be billed for. However, DigitalOcean sets a cap on expenses for each tier.

For example, if you had a droplet with the lowest tier, it charges $0.007 per hour. However, the cap for that tier is $5 a month. You can not be charged more than that for that single droplet.

So if you had a $5 Droplet and you’ve used your old Droplet for 10 hours and then destroy it, you will be charged only for those 10 hours: 10 hours * $0.007 per hour = total of $0.07.

As you are not paying up front for the whole month, you will not get a refund, but instead, you will pay for only what you’ve used.

Hope that this helps.

Best, Bobby