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