Why I get billed for droplet when I poweroff from terminal

Hi, I noticed that when I power off the droplet from the terminal, it doesn’t show in the droplet history. And I get billed like the droplet is still running. What’s weird is the droplet switch on the UI of the website go to the off position, but still it doesn’t show on the droplet history. However, when I use that switch, everything work perfect, but that well be very uneasy to every time you need to power off the droplet, you’ll have to go to the website and use the UI switch

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Hi @dropletaddict.

When you power off your droplet it is simply powered off. Your disk space and data are still there and are preserved.

Keep in mind that you are still billed for droplets that are powered off becase your disk space, CPU, RAM, and IP address are all reserved while it is powered off. If you want to save a Droplet for future use take a snapshot of it and then destroy it. You’ll be able to create a new Droplet from the snapshot image anytime to bring it back online.

Now regarding the history metric. This is being generated by an API which is being called by your UI. That is why when you manually power it off it’s not displayed.

Regards, KFSys