Elastic VPS Billing
Billing is among the most critical hosting criteria. In this regard, the Virtuozzo Elastic Hosting Platform provides a number of remarkable benefits to stand out from the regular cloud hosting.
Usually, the hosting pricing is fixed, which can be bad for new projects with little traffic. When starting, you typically don’t know the exact volume of the expected load. It makes it tricky to request the right amount of resources, ensuring that it is enough to handle the variable load without overpaying for the unused resources. However, the Virtuozzo Elastic Hosting Platform helps you solve this right-sizing problem through its default flexible pricing model. Here, you only pay for the services obtained rather than settling for a certain amount of resources that may or may not be used.
In contrast to most vendors, Virtuozzo Elastic Hosting Platform provides a truly user-oriented Pay-per-Use charging approach with automatic scaling based on your current need. You don’t need to guess or predict the incoming load with such an implementation. According to the environment’s current requirements, the platform automatically provides the required resources (within the user-defined scaling diapason).
TLDR: You set a scaling limit (no surprise over top bills) but pay for the actually used resources only.
Flexible usage-based pricing is ensured with the automatic vertical scaling feature and granular resource allocation using the cloudlets units (128MiB of RAM and 400MHz of CPU). The process is fully automated. You can set the lower and upper limits for your environments during creation and change it for existing servers by hovering over and clicking the Change Environment Topology button. Provide the desired scaling range and confirm with Apply to re-adjusted at any time.
You can watch a short video on how flexible pricing works and the problems it helps to solve.