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konung PRO said about 2 months ago on Remote Development :
The information about only being charged when droplet/vm is in use, is incorrect. Just shutting it down is not enough.

From https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing - FAQ Section. 
Why am I billed for powered off Droplets?
When you power off your Droplet, you are still billed for it. This is because your disk space, CPU, RAM, and IP address are all reserved, even while powered off. Therefore, charges are made until you destroy the instance.

Having said that, I will use this idea, to setup my kids with remote dev on their chromebooks, with VMs running on my home NAS device. 😀 ( Then hit them with unexpected bills 😈)

David Kimura PRO said about 2 months ago on Remote Development :
Thanks for the correction. I was unaware of that. EC2 instances on AWS do not act that way.

konung PRO said about 2 months ago on Remote Development :
Hmm. 



You terminated your instances, but you still have EC2 resources provisioned to your account 

The Elastic Compute Cloud line item in your bill includes resources other than instances. EC2 instances are often used along with other EC2 resources, such as the following: 

  • Elastic IP addresses
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes


I read it the same as DO's - they charge you as long as you consume resources, even if VM is shutdown.  I don't use AWS, so not entirely sure. 


David Kimura PRO said about 2 months ago on Remote Development :
From what I understand, a stopped AWS EC2 instance will not get charged, but the IP/Volumes may still incur charges. Folks should definitely do their due diligence when selecting a provider, but I appreciate the corrections. ❤️

jujudellago PRO said 12 days ago on Remote Development :
A little tricky to put in place, got it almost all working, but as I was trying out an even more extreme solution, from Dex running on a samsung s9, there was just too much lag and bugs to seriously work. (but will probably work at some point with newest phones)

since that I came across gitpod.io, to my opinion a much better approach to a remote development environment. I highly recommend checking it out

David Kimura PRO said 12 days ago on Remote Development :
gitpod looks interesting. My main concern when working with a remote dev environment is the ability to use the native tools on my computer. I really dislike the browser based editors like you would find with Cloud9.

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