NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Control Panel. You can access this interface from the New Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right of the control panel and choosing the previous control panel from the menu.
After logging in to the Control Panel and Generating Your API Key, you may be wondering about how billing for our Cloud Services works.
When using Rackspace Cloud products, you only pay for the services that you use. This means that the bill you receive will be for services used in the previous month. Your 30-day billing cycle begins on the day that you activate your account. If you start to utilize our services in the middle of your billing cycle, your first bill will only be for a partial month but will still be presented on your scheduled bill date.
One important fact to keep in mind is that your Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers will be billed for uptime as long as they remain in the 'Active' status – even if they are not being actively utilized. This is because we have allocated resources for your exclusive use which cannot be reserved by other customers.
This article will provide you with an overview of the billing resources available to you through our website and your Control Panel. You can use the following resources to help you manage and track the billing for your account:
Each of the product pages on our website contains the most current pricing list, and each also has a cost calculator to assist you in estimating your monthly charges.
Next, we'll look at the rest of the resources located under the Your Account tab. These include locations for managing your contact information and your API key.
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