What does it mean "once you get past 720 hours you reach the monthly"?

January 13, 2020 95 views
DigitalOcean Billing

I didn’t quite get it. How can someone exceed 720 hours monthly if there are 720 hours in a month. Or the hours in cloud ecosystem counted in a different way?

I want to have a $5 monthly plan and I can’t pay anything above it as I am just a beginner in web development, I want to run wordpress and laravel on it, especially laravel. Is there any option where I can set a limit of $5 monthly?

1 Answer

Hello,

According to the official pricing here all Droplets are billed hourly up to a monthly cap of 672 hours (the number of hours in 4 weeks).

This basically means that if you go beyond 672 hours, you will not be charged by hours but monthly

So let’s have the following example, let’s say you use a $5 Droplet and let’s say it is August which has 31 days:

Price Per Hours Days Total Hours Total Price
$0.007 31 744 $5

So rather than paying 744 * $0.007, which would be more than $5, you would pay a fixed fee of $5.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that standard taxes will be included in all invoices.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Borislav

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