Introducing hourly billing. Now you can enjoy Linode services billed in hour increments, add services to your account without needing to pre-pay, and be invoiced at the end of each month only for the hours you used.
We’ve made this as simple as possible: resources are still bundled together so it’s clear what you’re getting, and there is a monthly cap on the hourly services which keeps things predictable.
Compute, persistent storage, and network transfer are bundled into a flat rate. While many cloud providers have complicated and unpredictable billing where you pay separately for instance time, storage, network transfer, IP addresses, each keystroke, etc – we kept pricing simple by integrating everything into one price. No calculator required.
Our monthly caps keeps your bill predictable. For example, the base Linode plan is $0.03/hour with a monthly cap of $20/month. Keeping a Linode only for a few hours means you only pay the hourly rate. But, you’ll never pay more than the monthly cap for a Linode, despite months having a different number of hours in them. We’ve priced our hourly rates so even in the shortest month the monthly cap is achieved. Easy and predictable. It’s the best of both worlds.
New customers will default to hourly billing. Existing customers can convert from the Account tab. Note that annual discounts are not available under hourly billing.
We really hope this change is simpler and more convenient for everyone. Enjoy!