Hourly Billing (Beta)
Hourly billing is in being rolled out gradually
This feature is available only for accounts created after May 3rd, 2023. We are gradually rolling it out to accounts created prior to that date.
When you deploy a server in a Project for the first time, we initiate billing for that server. The charges are based on the server's consumption and applied at the end of the billing cycle. If you add more servers to the same project, we begin tracking their consumption from the moment they join the project.
Hourly billing is currently only applicable to servers. For other resources, such additional IP address, charges will be pro-rated and added to future invoices.
Hourly Billing example
Suppose you sign up on January 1st and create Server One on January 3rd and Server Two on January 4th. Here's how the billing process works:
- Your billing cycle renews every 3rd of the month. In this example, your first renewal date is February 3rd.
- On February 3rd, you receive an invoice for the usage of Server One and Server Two during the period from January 3rd to February 3rd, calculated based on their respective hourly rates.
Monthly billing applies to accounts created before May 3rd, 2023.
When you deploy a server or add a service to a Project for the first time, we create a monthly charge for the full service period. If you add more services to the same project, such as deploying an additional server or requesting a new IP address, the charges for these services are pro-rated and included in your next month's invoice.
Monthly Billing example
You sign up on January 1st and create Server One on January 3rd and Server Two on January 4th. What happens is:
- Your billing cycle will renew every 3rd of the month.
- On January 3rd you are invoiced for the full amount for Server One for the period of January 3rd to February 3rd.
- On February 3rd you will receive an invoice with the pro-rated amount for Server Two from January 4th to February 3rd and the full amount for Server One and Server Two for the periods of February 3rd to March 3rd.
Remaining and Unused time
Your invoices might contain line items that look like this
The Remaining and Unused time line-items are Prorations. They indicate that a service was either added or removed from your Project during the billing cycle.
- When you remove a service from your Project, the Unused time item adds a credit to your next invoice.
- When you add a server to your Project, the Remaining time item adds a debit to your invoice referring to the date you added the service up until the service renewal.
- If you add and remove the same service during the same billing cycle, you will only be charged for the time you actually used it.
Updated 14 days ago