Quick Server


Is it possible to start up a server for a few hours and only get charged for the time that you have that server?

I have a server and am happy to keep it as a monthly charge as it is expected to run all month long but I would like another server for a short time.


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If you signed up after April 9, 2014 then your account is hourly and you pay AFTER for only the time your servers existed (even if it's shut down).

If your account is older than that, you'll be on the pre-pay billing method, but you can switch to Hourly Billing under your Account tab in the Linode Manager. If you stay pre-paid, you can add a server and pay for the entire month. When you remove it, you'll get a credit back for any unused time.

You can read more about Hourly Billing here:

  • https://blog.linode.com/2014/04/09/intr … y-billing/">https://blog.linode.com/2014/04/09/introducing-hourly-billing/

  • https://www.linode.com/docs/platform/bi … d-payments">https://www.linode.com/docs/platform/billing-and-payments

Hope that helps!



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