Learn how to switch from hourly to monthly billing for your OVHcloud Public Cloud B2/C2/R2 instances.
When you create a Public Cloud instance, you can choose to be billed at either an hourly or monthly rate. Hourly-rate instances are billed on a pay-as-you-go basis, i.e. at the end of each month, users are billed for every commenced hour per actual resources used.
For Gen 2 Public Cloud instances, monthly billing is up to 50% less expensive compared to an hourly rate for the same duration. Each month commenced will be billed at the end of the month.
If you initially selected hourly billing, you can switch to monthly billing at any time.
Create a snapshot of your current instance.
Create a new instance based on this snapshot.
Delete the monthly instance.
From the OVHcloud Control Panel
In the OVHcloud Control Panel,
Public Cloudfrom the top navigation bar.
- Select your project, and click
- Choose the instance whose billing rate you would like to change, and click the more options
...button to the right of the Instance.
- Select the
Switch to monthly subscriptionbutton.
In the pop-up window, click
Confirm to change the billing rate:
Once you have confirmed your choice, you will immediately receive a monthly prorated bill. The next bill will include the hourly rate part of the month (1st of the month until the change) and the new monthly fee.
From the OVHcloud API
Use the following call: