OpenStack Cloud Hosting FAQ
WHAT IS IPSERVERONE'S OPENSTACK CLOUD?
IPServerOne OpenStack Cloud is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is
designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers and helps them save cost by using the Cloud
instance only when necessary.
HOW DOES OPENSTACK CLOUD WORK?
It provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over
the Internet. It maintains the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while
you provision and use what you need via a web application.
OpenStack is for service providers, enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions that want
to build public or private clouds. Industries range from IT & telco to SaaS and eCommerce to finance
HOW WILL I BE CHARGED AND BILLED FOR MY USE OF OPENSTACK CLOUD?
You have the option of monthly or hourly payment; if you choose hourly then you will be billed hourly for
each cloud until it reaches its monthly cap. You can choose to fund your account via PayPal or you can
pay your monthly bill via credit card. Your instance will be automatically stopped when your Cloud balance
WHEN DOES BILLING OF MY OPENSTACK CLOUD SYSTEMS BEGIN AND END?
Billing commences when IPServerOne initiates the boot sequence of an instance. Billing ends when the
instance terminates, which could occur through a web services command, by running "shutdown -h", or through
instance failure. When you stop an instance, we shut it down but don't charge hourly usage for a stopped
instance, or data transfer fees, but we do charge for the storage for any OpenStack’s volumes.
WHAT DEFINES BILLABLE INSTANCE USAGE?
Instance usages are billed for any time your instances are in a "running" state. If you no longer wish to
be charged for your instance, you must "stop" or "terminate" the instance to avoid being billed for additional
instance usage. Billing starts when an instance transitions into the running state.