Hmm. Yeah. It’s pretty great that you can spin up a droplet and use it for hours and pay pennies. In practice, I almost never do that and I have tooling that makes it almost trivial (I do have to edit a text file and insert the droplet ip). I can do the work of creating a droplet with a standard install in about a minute (maybe three?).
I think that most Normal People aren’t affected much by whether it’s hourly or monthly, as the hard part is setting it up. If the minimum is 3 or 6 months then it might start to matter.
Actually, I have a dev environment that I switch on and off during the month. I get billed less when it’s off but still pay for IP, storage etc. So paying by the minute is quite good for that particular purpose.
Yes. And I should do more of turning mine off. But if the target audience for this topic is “self hosters” then I still say that they don’t care if it’s by the minute, hour, day, or even month. Now, if the target audience is developers . . .
So to me it seems like some unnecessary work to enter it, and perhaps maintain it, and adding another column to a slightly fussy markdown table also may have its challenges. If someone wants to do that, though, then it probably won’t hurt much.
I would like to add our hosting platform, stacklinux.com. Do I edit the WiKi to add it? Or just make the suggestion here?..
Specs/details: (the cloud servers are custom configured from the kernel up)
6x 3.9GHz cores - always set to MAX clock speed (not by demand).
25GB NVMe backed SSD storage
Build time < 5 Mins (tested)
Can click around a forum hosted by Stacklinux here:
I’m pretty happy with Cloudcone, a small hosting company
The VPS is fine and the support hyper reactive.
*Initially, it was just for dev. And since there was a nice deal for their anniversary, I signed up. * Don’t expect to see this price again
Finally, I use it in production.
(I have a VPS at Virmach for the dev, but I don’t recommend them!)
4 vCPU Cores
2 GB RAM
59 GB RAID-10
Pure SSD Storage
6 TB Bandwidth at 1Gbps
1 x IPv4 address
3 x IPv6 addresses
Their prices omit VAT by default on their website.
They increased all their prices from 10% last year.
A friend and I have been using Hetzner for 3 years, and we haven’t seen any downsides. We’re very satisfied. They have good prices, but not low enough to believe they would be overselling or pretending to have higher specs than they provide.
The servers are also paid per hour, which makes them great when you need to test stuff for just a few hours to a few days.
They originally had servers only in Europe (Germany and Finland). They added the USA one or two years ago for some of their servers. The ARM64 servers are, however, only located in Germany.
What could be interesting would be a comparison of servers of similar specs from various providers with https://serverscope.io/ or similar tools.
I don’t know much about that kind of stuff, though, so I let the experts give their thoughts.
It’s not unheard of, especially in Europe
You can for example check Contabo (EDIT: I saw @nolo also just mentioned it in another thread)
You’ll get 8 vCPU / 30 Gb ./ 200 Gb NVME or 800 Gb SSD for 17.49 EUR per month (pricing is cheaper if you select EUR as currency. Cheaper than just the conversion, that is)