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Would I be charged for CPU usage?

Say I create a droplet at $15/mo and I run my web server through that at all times. Sometimes it may cause the CPU to run at 90%-100% but I would only be using the CPU provided for the droplet. Would I be charged extra for allowing the CPU to get up to 90-100% sometimes? Or is there any reason our costs would go above $15/mo (excluding taxes) when we are simply using the droplet we created? I am trying to guage how much a droplet would actually cost if I were to use the recourses provided with the droplet frequently.


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Hi @13shafer@gmail.com,

DigitalOcean’s billing is accumulated by two thing, the cost of the droplet, let’s say $15/mo and the bandwidth it’s using.

You can read more about it here :

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/billing/

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/billing/bandwidth/

Basically, the cost of your Droplet for a month is specified when you create it. The only reason to go more than that is the bandwidth billing. Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 1,000 GiB/month for the smallest plan. Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01/GiB. For example, the cost of 1,000 GiB of overage is $10. Inbound bandwidth to Droplets is always free.

As for the CPU usage, this is not the case and DigitalOcean does not bill it’s customers based on CPU usage as of this time.