Will costs continue when I shutdown my VPS?

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Will costs continue when I shutdown my VPS? Or what do I need to do to save VPS EC2 costs?

Anh Tu
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Hello,

When you shut down an EC2 instance in AWS, you will no longer incur compute usage costs for that instance.

The best way to completely stop all costs for a stopped EC2 instance is to:

  • Detach and delete any EBS volumes
  • Disassociate any Elastic IP addresses
  • Terminate the instance itself after shutting it down

Remember you should delete all these resources only if they are not being used anymore.

Thanks

answered 3 months ago
  • I don't quite understand, can you be more specific about my VPS?

    I am using Micro3 version. And only use chrome. If I shutdown. Does it automatically change to a new IP and is there a fee?

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Hello.

When it comes to EC2, you can stop the charges for the EC2 instance itself by stopping it.
However, please note that fees such as EBS fees and Elastic IP addresses attached to EC2 will be incurred.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/WindowsGuide/Stop_Start.html

Stopping — As soon as the state of an instance changes to shutting-down or terminated, charges are no longer incurred for the instance. You are not charged for usage or data transfer fees for a stopped instance. Charges are incurred to store Amazon EBS storage volumes.

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answered 3 months ago
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reviewed 3 months ago
  • Meaning when I shutdown the vps. Will it change to new IP?

  • I don't quite understand, can you be more specific about my VPS?

    I am using Micro3 version. And only use chrome. If I shutdown. Does it automatically change to a new IP and is there a fee?

  • If you do not set an Elastic IP address, the public IP address will change when you stop the EC2 instance. If you do not want to change the public IP address, you must set an Elastic IP address to your EC2 instance. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/elastic-ip-addresses-eip.html

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When you say VPS i Assume you mean VPC.

To stop being charged you need to stop and terminate/delete any un-needed resources in your account.

As for your VPC, then you get charged for the majority of services in the VPC, but VPC's do not cost anything for having subnets, DHCP options, Internet Gateway.

Other resources such as VPC Endpoints, NAT Gateways etc are chargable.

So if you shrink/remove all resources apart from the basic stuff then you will not be charged.

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answered 3 months ago

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