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Vultr VPS billing method by month and hour, and how to charge for excess traffic (bill deduction time)

Lao Zuo was there just now“ Linode billing cycle should be adjusted to keep sufficient account balance "The article mentioned the charging and deduction mode of the Linde merchant, so I went to see another model we often use Vultr VPS ECS merchants. This host company also adopts the hourly billing mode. We can delete the opened machines at any time and charge according to the used amount.

 Vultr VPS billing method by month and hour, and how to charge for excess traffic (bill deduction time)

Vultr VPS merchants can pay monthly or hourly. A lot of friends don't understand this. They charge by month when they choose. This is because if we delete the machine when we are not using it, we will pay by the time we use it. Those that are not used later will not be charged. If we use the full moon, we will charge by month. On this issue, I also purposely found the official documentation to see if there is any change to the previous billing method and the billing method including the part of traffic exceeding.

I. Charging standard

All servers on your account are billed hourly up to the monthly rate cap. The hourly rate is determined by dividing the monthly rate by 672 hours (28 days). If your server is online for more than 672 hours in a calendar month, you will only be billed the monthly rate. Accumulated charges are invoiced to your account on the 1st of every month.

If the server we choose is full moon, we will charge by month. If we delete something before the full moon, it will be charged according to the number of days and hours used. Note here that if we do not want to charge, we must delete the machine instead of suspending it. The suspension still needs to be deducted. At the same time, we need to ensure that the traffic does not exceed the quota.

Second, the problem of traffic exceeding

We need to know that the traffic in the default configuration is fixed. If there is more traffic, we need to charge the extra traffic separately.

If your plan has 1000GB allocated to it, the amount of transfer per hour for overage calculations is 1000 / 672 = 1.48GB/hour. Your pending charges will reflect the overage calculated by this formula. Note: In some cases it may be less expensive to leave your instance running than to destroy it and be assessed overage charges.

Let's take a look at different computer rooms.

Bandwidth utilization in excess of instance allocation is charged at $0.01 per GB in North American and Western European locations. Due to higher regional costs, Singapore and Tokyo (Japan) overage are priced at $0.025 per GB and Sydney (Australia) as well as Seoul (Korea) overages are priced at $0.05 per GB.

The translation is as follows:

In North America and Western Europe, the bandwidth utilization rate exceeding the instance allocation is charged at 0.01 USD per GB. Due to the high regional cost, the excess price in Singapore and Tokyo (Japan) is US $0.025 per GB, and the excess price in Sydney (Australia) and Seoul (South Korea) is US $0.05 per GB.

This depends on the region we choose. The excess part will be charged separately. In fact, if our traffic is really insufficient, Lao Zuo suggested that we can choose a larger configuration and upgrade the configuration. It's a little cheaper. And we can also refer to“ Vultr VPS traffic is used up and charged separately, and how to control server traffic alarm "Set the alarm prompt when the traffic exceeds the threshold.

Third, Vultr billing cycle

Invoices for cloud hosting services prior to January 1st 2017 00:00 UTC represent start and end times in the United States Eastern Standard Time zone. All invoices after this date will reflect start and end times in UTC.

The VULTR server is charged on the first day of each month. Of course, we need to keep a certain balance in our account. You can choose to recharge your account, or you can choose to bind your credit card for automatic renewal. Personally, I suggest you recharge some fees regularly.

 

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