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引入按小时计费

每小时-云

引入按小时计费。现在您可以享受以小时为单位计费的Linode服务,在您的账户中添加服务,而不需要预先付款,并且在每个月末只对您使用的小时数开具发票。

我们已经尽可能地使之简单化:资源仍然捆绑在一起,所以你得到的东西很清楚,而且每个月的小时服务有一个上限,这使事情可以预测。

计算、持久性存储和网络传输被捆绑在一个统一的价格中。虽然许多云计算供应商有复杂和不可预测的计费方式,你要为实例时间、存储、网络传输、IP地址、每一次击键等分别付费,但我们通过将所有东西整合为一个价格,使定价简单。不需要计算器。

我们的月度上限使您的账单可预测。例如,基本的Linode计划是0.03美元/小时,每月上限为20美元/月。只保留几个小时的Linode意味着你只需支付每小时的费用。但是,你永远不会为一个Linode支付超过每月上限的费用,尽管各月的小时数不同。我们已经为我们的小时费率定价,所以即使在最短的一个月,也能达到每月的上限。简单而可预测。这是两个世界中最好的。

新客户将默认为按小时计费。现有客户可以从 "账户 "标签转换。请注意,在按小时计费的情况下,年度折扣不可用。

完整的价格列在定价页上。你可以在我们的计费指南中阅读更多关于如何工作的信息。

我们真的希望这一变化对每个人来说更简单、更方便。祝您愉快!


评论 (39)

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    Finally, it’s happened. Very exciting news, thank you.

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    Can new customers still take advantage of yearly discounts?

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    Cool. Had my first VPS experience on AWS EC2. No way. I was lost about disk I/O. Did several backups and zipped things, and got a $80 fee for disk I/O. Low cpu, low memory, low bw but did some zip-unzip operations and saw my money flying. Had to cancel it. Now let’s linode.

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    How will this work if you’re enrolled with Linode Managed? Will the $100 be charged at the end of the month or as soon as a Linode is added to an account?

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    Nowhere in the billing guide does it actually explain how bandwidth overages work for anything other than a full month.

    Example: how much bandwidth comes with a linode per hour? Is it /720? Does a 1GB linode come with roughly 2.8GB per hour? If I spin up a 1GB linode for an hour, and it uploads 5GB of data, how much overage do I get charged?

  6. Tom Asaro

    @Nick: Yearly discounts are not available under hourly billing model.

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    Excellent! I love the simplified pricing! Great stuff.

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    Hourly billing is on a per account basis not per linode basis?

    Do I have to create a separate account to manage metered linodes while retaining the prepaid option (& discount) on my persistent linode (long term happy customer)?

    Will the prepaid discount be eliminated before my renewal date (Nov 2015)?

    FWIW, I like the idea of giving Linode my metered business rather than your competitors!

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    Does this mean yearly billing is no longer available?

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    @tasaro: Any plans to change that? That’s a huge benefit of pricing for other platforms like EC2, Google Cloud Compute, etc. Very exciting news though!

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    Thank you Linode! <3

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    You mean you’re not going to make an uber complicated calculator to like EC2’s and Azure’s? It makes too much sense. Oh well, I guess I’ll continue being a happy Linode customer!

  13. Tom Asaro

    @Stefan: Managed is $0.15/hr, capped at $100/month.

    @Adam: Transfer is prorated and overages are $0.10/GB. It is still pooled between all Linodes under your account and incoming transfer is still free.

    @DJ: Yes, hourly billing is per account. There are no plans to eliminate the discount for existing prepaid accounts at this time.

    @Charlie Melbye: No immediate plans to change that for hourly accounts, however we’ll continue to evaluate. Thanks for making a case.

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    How do we create an hourly billed instance through the API?

    Doesn’t seems like the API docs are updated: https://www.linode.com/api/linode/linode.create

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    Happy to see this finally made it. 🙂 Congratulations guys!

    -Heckman

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    Dear Linode

    I run my server in linode and I expect my server to run 24/7.I always wonder when amazon and others flaunt their per instance /per hour model,

    how many real world scenarios exists where i would need 100’s of servers running for lets say 1-2 hrs only( Lets say if my website is listed on yahoo & google homepage for 1 hour –> will i ever be able to make N servers up and running etc etc) , It will be interesting if you guys can post statistical information after a few months.

  17. Christopher Aker

    Carl – if your account is metered then PaymentTerm is ignored and you’ll receive metered Linodes, NodeBalancers, etc. I’ll follow up on the API docs to reflect this.

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    Maybe I’m being dumb, but I don’t get it.

    On the face of it this seems like a nice (and cheap!) way to keep a spare Linode around that I can fire up for a few hours, as and when needed, for testing stuff on, before committing changes to a ‘live’ Linode. However your Billing Guide page says:

    “…If My Linode is Powered Off, Will I Be Billed?

    If your Linode is powered off, but is still added as a service on your account, you will still be billed for it.

    If you want to stop being billed for a particular Linode service, you need to remove it from your account entirely…”

    So, in the use case scenario, I describe above, there’s nothing to be gained from this hourly billing that’s any different from the current situation where, if I need a temporary Linode, i can fire one up for a day, then cancel it and receive a pro-rata refund on the monthly fee for the days I didn’t use.

    I’m not having a go here. I’m just curious as to why Linode are adopting the hourly paid model when the services they offer don’t really seem to demand it.

  19. Christopher Aker

    When a Linode exists its resources are reserved – regardless of if it’s running or not. RAM, disk space, the actual data, its IP address, etc are all still consumed from our point of view, so a shut down Linode being free is not an option for us.

    As stated in the blog post, the benefits are that one no longer needs to prepay a month or more to add services that they may only need for a few hours or days. Instead they can be invoiced AFTER, and now it’s per-hour granularity instead of daily. All of these things combine to be more convenient and lower the barrier to using our services.

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    I’m somewhat disappointed the yearly discounts will disappear altogether. There’s a standard industry practice of getting discounted pricing for reserved resources. I would (personally) love the ability to have both reserved and metered resources on my account such that I can have my reserved server that is always online and few others that I only add / delete as needed for certain tasks.

  21. Christopher Aker

    Matt – we haven’t figured out just yet how longer term commitments / reservations will work with metered, but it is something we’d like to do. Stay tuned and thanks for the comment.

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    I have to say it doesn’t make sense to me. If you still charge me if it’s turned off then why even offer it? I’m not going to build my whole server which takes a few days to get fine tuned and then wipe it out everytime I need to test something? Gotta admit I am quite confused. If you can make persistent disks and charge for the storage when it’s not tied to a Linode that makes sense. Please tell me who and when anyone in their right mind would be able to use this? Unless they are just playing.

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    Justin: Not everybody uses servers as static objects. For lots of work loads, servers are dynamically created and destroyed as needed, either in response to load (like backends behind a NodeBalancer handling traffic for a site) or for other processing (like a cluster of computational systems that scales up when there’s more work to do, and scales down when there are no pending jobs). For workloads like that, being able to add and remove systems with more granular proration and with post-payment makes way more sense.

    For people who are using servers as static objects, there is no change from the previous pre-payment system, except that the bill comes at the end of the month rather than the beginning: the price for keeping a server running for a month has not changed.

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    Not everyone uses VPSs as actual servers; I use another popular pay-by-the-hour provider so I can try things out in an “it doesn’t matter” environment. It is very cost effective.

    With the other provider if one doesn’t want to be billed for a powered off VPS, then the VPS must be destroyed. One can back up the image, and then pay for storage of that image at a lower rate again. My total expenditure for several months of intermittent usage is just a few bucks.

    Great for playing about with. However… I’m keeping my Linodes for production, thank you very much. I don’t want to change billing for the whole account, so this new facility is not (yet) useful to me. But its early days yet for Linode in this field, I’m sure they will eventually get to per-linode hourly charging rather than per account, and will build an off-line option to keep unused disk for a deleted Linode.

    Shows Linode are staying relevant in the market.

  25. Christopher Aker

    Justin – For your use case, just keep doing what you’re doing. It sounds like this doesn’t affect you in the way you described how you use Linode.

    But for others, hourly billing is important. Not needing to pay for the entire thing ahead of time is important. And the freedom to spin up Linodes on a temporary basis is important. Scaling, or auto-scaling, sandboxes, experimentation, testing deployments, etc — there are a number of use-cases where this is freaking awesome.

    The disk image storage service is something we are working on. Stay tuned 🙂

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    Regarding yearly discounts, it would be most awesome if you guys can do the same thing as you do with monthly price – cap it at a certain maximum.

    The per hour rate is set, but it’s capped at a maximum monthly rate. Just cap the yearly rate for a any running Linode in the same way, so it would never exceed the maximum yearly amount (which is less than monthly x 12).

    I say ‘just’ but I realise of course that it’s probably quite complicated to do behind the scenes.

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    Curious..

    1GB host:
    0.03 x 24 = $0.72/day

    $0.72 x 31 = $22.32

    Now if its capped at $20/month, is it essentially a”free” $2.32?

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    I’m an existing customer. Will I still be able to renew my contract for another 2 years at the 15% discount? Or am I automatically converted to a metered contract after the current prepaid period?

  29. Christopher Aker

    Mark – Yes you can renew, we won’t be forcing anyone off annual.

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    Thank you. You guys just keep on delivering!

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    Good stuff 🙂 Thanks for the upgrades! I’ve been very happy with my service to date, and I especially love how you’ve structured the business. I’m a big fan of sustainability and actually paying what things cost. Much less bullshit that way.

    cheers!
    -dre

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    Does this upgrade affect internode bandwidth? Communication between nodes does not count towards our quota still? Is the bandwidth throttled? Or is only Internet bandwidth throttled?

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    @George the method is best worked out by 0.03 x 24 x 7 x 4.333333333333333 so the total value is $21.84 to them really irrelevant but thought I would point that out.

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    Thanks guys, that helped clear things up. I guess I am living in the past lol. Static servers are all I am use to. I am glad some people can benefit from this. As always Linode you guys rock.

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    I am looking for billing like if i shut down my cloud server than i should not charged do you offer such billing i only pay when my server is up and running please suggest me if possible.

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      Hello Naval,

      Since the resources are allocated to your server (which is what you are really being charged for) you are still billed for these resources even when the server is powered off.

      Best,
      Lev

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    I just like to say I love the new billing, here were it good for me and where there could be improvements.

    First my linode usage:
    1)Permanent servers.
    2)Test servers that gets destroyed after a week or couple days.
    3)Test servers that I keep around but shutdown as template that I clone to explore different ways of achiving the same goal and then chose the best to clone in production in a Permanent server #1

    So for #1 the old billing was also working for me, for #2 the new billing is awesome but for #3 its obvious that I may use cpu and ram for maybe 1 day of the month but I am definitely using the storage for 100% of the month and I dont like having to pay as if the linode was powered on so I was thinking that linode may offer the possibility to keep my storage linode off for like half the price of the linode per hour this way it wouldn’t completely break the new billing and it could also be a way for linode to sell storage containers.

    Anyways hope you put this in your future plans.

    Keep up the great work love linode BTW.

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    Never mind my last comment I found this.
    https://www.linode.com/docs/products/tools/images/

    But is there a paid option if I need more than 10GB or 3 images ?

    Would be fantastic.

    #LinodeIsAwesome

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