Do I get charged if I no linode instance running, and no domain or any other service?

Temporarily I have turned off my linode instance for few months and disabled other services as well. Never used database or object storage either , so just wondering will I get charged?

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Linodes that are powered off are still considered for billing, and you can only prevent future charges by fully removing that service from your account. This is because, even while powered off, the resources necessary for virtualization are exclusively allocated for your immediate use and your data is actively preserved on the host machine within your disk partitions.

Otherwise, if you do not have any other billable services, we do not charge any sort of upkeep costs for maintaining your account. I encourage the use of Two-Factor Authentication to secure your account if you intend to keep it dormant for extended periods of time (as well as general use).


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