Understanding DigitalOcean...

February 10, 2016 706 views
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Okay, so I have a few questions, firstly:

  • I created my account, verified email, sent paypal money, and it said this: https://i.imgur.com/ggBjmea.png and I had to submit a ticket for extra "verification", what on earth?
  • How does the payment system work, you have money in your account and its withdrawn over time? Is it that simple?
  • How do I get my account verified? I assure you I'm not up to anything like the machine thinks I am. I'm a 17y/o who's interested in computer science and wants to learn more about networking and linux server commands. It's that simple.
1 Answer

Hello there, DO got a really great system with registering new accounts and sometimes thats why things need to be verified or they need more information.

1) This is all because DO wants to be sure nothing goes on on their systems they don't want. Don't make a big deal about it.
2) Each Droplet is billed per hour up to its monthly cap. You can choose to fund your account via PayPal or you can pay your monthly bill via credit card.

How do you choose between monthly and hourly billing?

Each Droplet is billed per hour up to its monthly cap. The monthly cost of your Droplet is calculated by running the hourly rate for 28 days (672 hours). Once you reach that amount (e.g. $10/mo for a 1GB VPS), you will not be charged for your server's additional runtime. This allows you to destroy your server before the maximum monthly charge and pay only for what you use.

3) The verification process is automatic and happens usually within 30 days of opening and using your account. After you become a verified user, you will be able to manually charge your credit card by using the “Pay now” button on your billing page and we will periodically increase your Droplet limit.

If you got any more questions don't hesistate to ask them.

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