Why poweroff (even from the command line)?

Dear DO Community,

The Control Panel for “poweroff” says you’ll get charged for usage even if a droplet is powered off.

So why poweroff (even from the command line)?

I mean, what advantage does poweroff give?

Thanks in advance.

Love and peace,



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Dear hunky,

Thanks for the GREAT insights.

Love and peace,


There are many reason, it varies as per the user and his/her setup…

On regular basis, power off is used to take snapshot either as backup / restore point, before I perform any major update or simply if I need to take a backup (no i dont use the backup option as given by DO)…

However, at the time of development, there were few instances for testing or RnD on few things, that I needed that power off feature…

But as I said, on every day basis, power off helps to take snapshot…

Because sometimes people want their droplets to be turned off.