How is the monthly price calculated if it is a per-hour service?
Well, it's quite simple, all the Clouding.io services are billed per hours, although to help you understand the prices on our website a little bit better, we also offer you an approximation of the monthly price of your cloud server.
For example, each gigabyte of RAM is billed at € 0.00171 per hour, so depending on the usage the cost would be:
- 1 day (24 hours) => 24 x 0.00171€ = €0,04104
- 30 days (720 hours) => 720 x 0.00171€ = €1,23
- 31 days (744 hours) => 744 x 0.00171€ = €1,27
If you look at our website, you'll see that we've rounded the monthly price down to € 1.25. This is just because on average one month has approximately 30.5 days (365 days / 12 months = 30.41 days), which is about 730 hours, so as you might have guessed, the approximate monthly price of 1GB of RAM would be:
- 30.41 days (730 hours) => 730 x 0,0027 = €1,971
You may be thinking that the price of a cloud server in Clouding.io varies each month and you´d be absolutely right. In months of less than 30 days you'll be paying a little bit less and in months of 31days a little bit more, but the average will always be less than the monthly price calculated on our website.
Remember that the resources assigned to a Clouding.io cloud server will be billed even if the cloud server is turned off. You can archive your server and pay only for the contracted disk space, or you can delete it whenever you want and stop paying for it altogether.
How and when is the service billed?
Well, it’s very easy. It's a pre-paid system. You top-up the balance with the desired amount and this balance will reduce progressively as the server(s) you've created are used.
The balance will only be charged when you have created one or more servers. If you don´t have any server created but you do have balance, no worries! Your balance does not expire, and it'll be right there for you whenever you need it. The minimum balance to charge is €2. There is no flat fee or monthly rates.
There are two available ways to top-up:
- Manual top-up: you can top-up balance whenever you want to and for however much you want. We'll give you the option to save the payment method you have chosen, so it'll be quicker the next time you top-up. This is optional, though. If you'd rather not save it, you can do so. We want you to feel safe!
- Auto-Refill: you can set that it up so that each time your balance is lower than, for example, 20 euros, the system automatically tops up 20 more euros. You don´t have to worry about a thing and you'll never run out of balance!
Each time you top-up the balance, an invoice will be generated, it doesn´t matter if the amount is 5 euros or 100. You will get the invoice attached in an e-email and you can also download it from your client panel in pdf format.
Clouding.io is a pre-paid service. This way you can better monitor your expenses!
This system will allow you not only greater freedom when deciding how much you want to spend but also a greater monitoring of your expenses. You can see clearly and quickly your consumption with Clouding.io and this will let you optimize your budget.