How Will My DreamCompute Bill Change?

We’re ending the DreamCompute beta program and launching a brand new way to bill for DreamCompute!

Throughout the beta test we heard your concerns about wanting more flexibility for taking advantage of the resources provided by your plan. We also heard that you liked predictable monthly bills. We’ve found a way to address both concerns with the introduction of predictable hourly billing.

The new hourly billing system starts once you opt-in, and will transition you from a pre-paid plan, to only paying for what you use. Depending on your usage of DreamCompute, your bill may be higher or lower.

Additionally, we’re adding a new, faster DreamCompute cluster called US-East 2. It’s twice as fast as US-East 1, and powered by speedy Intel Xeon E5 processors, all-SSD storage, and hardware accelerated virtual networking.

How does hourly billing work?

We bill you for each virtual server per hour of usage until reaching the monthly price, at which the cost is capped for the month.

When is a virtual server considered running?

Billing stops for a virtual server once it is deleted/terminated.

What are the hourly prices?

Opting into predictable hourly billing will allow you to access both DreamCompute clusters. Since US-East 2 is so much faster than US-East 1, virtual servers in each cluster have different prices.

US-East 1

The original DreamCompute cluster is outfitted with AMD Opteron 6200 series processors, traditional hard drives and private networking. Sizes range from 1GB to 64GB.


Flavor Name Memory vCPU Hourly Price Max Monthly Price
subsonic 1 GB 1 $0.0075 $4.50
supersonic 2 GB 1 $0.015 $9.00
lightspeed 4 GB 2 $0.03 $18.00
warpspeed 8 GB 4 $0.06 $36.00
hyperspeed 16 GB 8 $0.12 $72.00
ridiculous 32 GB 16 $0.24 $144.00
ludicrous 64 GB 32 $0.48 $288.00

US-East 2

Twice as fast as the original, powered by Intel Xeon E5 series processors, all- SSD storage, and hardware accelerated public networking. Sizes range from 512MB to 16GB.


Run a DreamHost Cloud server for as long as you need and only get charged for up to 600 hours (25 days) in a given month. No more confusing invoices, no need for complex calculators and no surprise bills at the end of the month.

Flavor Name Memory vCPU Hourly Price Max Monthly Price
gp1.semisonic 512 MB 1 $0.0075 $4.50
gp1.subsonic 1 GB 1 $0.01 $6.00
gp1.supersonic 2 GB 1 $0.02 $12.00
gp1.lightspeed 4 GB 2 $0.04 $24.00
gp1.warpspeed 8 GB 4 $0.08 $48.00
gp1.hyperspeed 16 GB 8 $0.16 $96.00

How much do IPs cost?

We have made a change in US-East 2 so that virtual servers receive a public IPv4 and IPv6 address by default. The best part is that there is no additional charge!

Once the new hourly pricing is activated, the price for a floating IP in US-East 1 will change from $5.95 to only $1 per month.

How much does block storage cost?

Each DreamCompute cluster includes 100 GB of block storage at no charge. You can adjust your monthly allotment of block storage by purchasing additional 100GB chunks.

Monthly pricing for the 100 GB chunks varies by cluster since US-East 1 uses traditional hard drives while US-East 2 uses SSDs. In US-East 1 it is $5.00/month and in US-East 2 it is $10.00/month.

Pricing for block storage is based on the total monthly allotment rather than the amount used.

What happened to private networks in US-East 2?

Based on the feedback we received during the beta period, we have implemented default public networking. That means that virtual servers launched in US-East 2 are automatically assigned public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses at no additional charge.

Private networking is coming soon to US-East 2 with improvements based on the feedback we received. We will allow you to add multiple networks at $5 each per month. Let us know if you’d like to trial this feature in US-East 2 at no charge!

Do I have to switch to hourly billing now?

You can wait and stay on the old billing plan, but you cannot access the faster US-East 2 zone until you have activated hourly billing.

How do I get started?

You can activate predictable hourly billing and gain access to the new, faster DreamCompute cluster from the DreamHost Control Panel.

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