We have tried to simplify how our hourly billing works to make it easier for you to forecast your cloud server costs.
Our Hourly Billing option is essentially like a pay as you go plan. If you decide to spin up a Cloud Server for a couple of hours or days, you will only be charged for what you use during that time.
The mandatory items that you will be charged for are –
- Number of CPUs,
- Amount of Memory (RAM),
- Total Disk Size.
Each item is charged at an hourly rate.
The rates below are per hour, excluding tax –
- 1 CPU Core – £0.0032
- 1GB Memory (RAM) – £0.0032
- 1GB NVMe SSD Disk Space – £0.0005
Note: The above hourly pricing is subject to change, all amounts will be confirmed at the checkout.
We base each month on a total of 730 hours.
In order to calculate your costs –
- (No. of CPU Cores x 1 CPU Core Price) + (Amount of Memory x 1GB Memory Price) + (Total Disk Space Available x 1GB Disk Space Price) x Total Hours Utilised = Price excluding tax
Here is an example for a 2 CPU Core, 2GB RAM, 20GB Disk Space VM that is active for 7 days.
- (2 CPU x £0.0032) + (2GB RAM x £0.0032) + (20GB Disk x £0.0005) x 168 Hours = £3.83 excluding tax
Hourly Billing requires you to add credit to your 5wire Networks account. Any billable usage of your Cloud Servers will be automatically deducted after a couple of days from your credit balance.
You may add credit using any of the payment options available.
You will receive a notification if your credit balance drops below a certain amount. If you are paying with a Credit Card, you may set up automatic top-ups to ensure your services are not disrupted.
If you run out of credit, your service will be suspended immediately.