Straightforward and cost-effective, our pricing offers unrivalled pound-for-pound performance.

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We don't attempt to baffle you with our own "unique unit based billing" and neither do we require you to top-up your account before you get started. Pay for what you use - it's as simple as that!

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Cloud Servers

RAM Disk CPU cores Hourly cost Monthly cost *
Standard
Nano 512MB 20GB 1 £0.015 per hour £10.95 per month
Mini 1GB 40GB 2 £0.03 per hour £21.90 per month
Small 2GB 80GB 2 £0.06 per hour £43.80 per month
Medium 4GB 160GB 4 £0.12 per hour £87.60 per month
Large 8GB 320GB 4 £0.24 per hour £175.20 per month
XL 16GB 640GB 4 £0.48 per hour £350.40 per month
XXL 32GB 1280GB 4 £0.96 per hour £700.80 per month
High IO
Nano 512MB 20GB 2 £0.02 per hour £14.60 per month
Mini 1GB 40GB 4 £0.04 per hour £29.20 per month
Small 2GB 80GB 4 £0.08 per hour £58.40 per month
Medium 4GB 160GB 8 £0.16 per hour £116.80 per month
Large 8GB 320GB 8 £0.32 per hour £233.60 per month
XL 16GB 640GB 8 £0.64 per hour £467.20 per month
XXL 32GB 1280GB 8 £1.28 per hour £934.40 per month

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Cloud Server pricing is based on an hourly rate and is billed to an accuracy of one minute1. The Cloud Server price per hour is dependent on the specified "Server Type" which defines the RAM, disk size and CPU allocation.

Windows Cloud Servers incur an additional licence fee of £0.022/hour per GB of RAM.

1 Cloud Servers are billed for a minimum of 1 hour for the first hour, and per-minute accuracy thereafter (read why?)

* Monthly pricing is approximate, based on 730 hours.

All prices exclude VAT at 20% (where applicable)

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Load Balancers

Concurrent connections No. of Workers Hourly cost Monthly cost *
Up to 10,000 2 @ £0.02 per hour £0.04 per hour £29.20 per month
Additional scaling options available, please contact us for details

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Brightbox Cloud Load Balancers consist of 2 "workers" (located in separate datacentre zones for High Availability) with each worker billed by the hour, to an accuracy of one minute1. Internet data in and out of Load Balancers is billed at the normal price. Each Load Balancer is highly available within a Region using Anycast and designed to tolerate the loss of an entire Zone. Each Load Balancer supports multiple protocols.

Each Load Balancer is able to comfortably handle 10,000 concurrent connections. Additional scaling options are available, please contact us for details.

1 Load Balancer workers are billed for a minimum of 1 hour for the first hour, and per-minute accuracy thereafter (read why?)

* Monthly pricing is approximate, based on 730 hours.

All prices exclude VAT at 20% (where applicable)

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Cloud IPs

Unit Hourly cost
Hour £0.0035 per hour

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Cloud IPs are instantly re-mappable public IPv4 addresses which can be mapped to any Cloud Server or Load Balancer. Each Cloud IP allocated to your account is billed by the hour (whether or not it is currently mapped). Cloud IPs can be allocated to and released from your account at any time.

All prices exclude VAT at 20% (where applicable)

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Cloud SQL

RAM Disk CPU cores Hourly cost Monthly cost *
Small 2GB 40GB 2 £0.08 per hour £58.40 per month
Medium 4GB 80GB 4 £0.16 per hour £116.80 per month
Large 8GB 160GB 4 £0.32 per hour £233.60 per month

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Cloud SQL instances are billed by the hour, dependent on the specified "Database Type" (e.g small, medium, large) which defines the RAM, disk size and CPU allocation.

All prices exclude VAT at 20% (where applicable)

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Data

Price
Internet data (Inbound) Free
Internet data (Outbound) £0.06 per GB
Regional data (across datacentre Zones) Free until June 2014
Discounts are available for bulk bandwidth purchases, please contact us for details

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Internet data is billed by the gigabyte, aggregated for each account. Data transferred locally within the same Zone is free-of-charge. Data transferred between separate Zones is free-of-charge until June 2014.

All prices exclude VAT at 20% (where applicable)

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Image Library

Price
Image library storage Free until June 2014
FTPS data - Inbound (Uploads) Free until June 2014
FTPS data - Outbound (Downloads) Free until June 2014

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The Image Library provides storage for Cloud Server snapshots and uploaded Cloud Server images. Image Library data charges are incurred when Cloud Server images are downloaded or uploaded.

All prices exclude VAT at 20% (where applicable)

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Pricing FAQs

How does billing work?

All of the products available within Brightbox Cloud are provided on a metered billing basis. Our cloud billing system collects usage data from across our infrastructure every minute and generates invoices monthly in arrears.

Do I need to make a pre-payment before using Brightbox Cloud?

No. Unlike many other cloud services, you don't need to make a payment before using Brightbox - you only need to add a valid credit card.

Which credit cards do you accept?

We currently accept both Visa and Mastercard.

Which currencies do you support?

We only bill in Pounds Sterling (GBP) at present. We may add multi-currency in future.

When does billing for a Cloud Server or Load Balancer start and stop?

Billing starts only when the requested resource (e.g a Cloud Server or Load Balancer) first becomes "Active" and is ready to use. Billing stops as soon as a "destroy" request is received by the API. In other words, we start billing as late as possible and we stop billing as early as possibly - so that you only pay whilst a particular resource is usable by you.

Why do you charge a minimum of 1 hour for Cloud Servers and Load Balancers?

Cloud Servers and Load Balancers consume more resources during the initial creation process (i.e during the first hour of their lifetime). So, to reflect this, when a Cloud Server is created and deleted within the first hour we round this up to 1 full hour of usage.

Can I make pre-payments?

Yes, although it's not a requirement, you can make ad-hoc payments to your Brightbox account and maintain a credit balance. When you receive your monthly invoice, your prepaid balance is deducted first and the remainder is then charged to your registered credit card.

Can I make a payment by BACS/bank transfer?

Yes, you can make a pre-payment (see above) via BACS/bank transfer, although you must always have a valid credit card registered in your Brightbox account. An administration fee of £25 will be deducted from any amounts you transfer to cover our bank charges and admin fees.

Will VAT be added to my invoices?

As a VAT-registered UK company, we're required to add VAT to purchases from: (a) EU-based customers without a valid VAT registration number and, (b) all UK-based customers (regardless of VAT status).

EU-based customers with a valid VAT registration number registered to their Brightbox account will not be charged VAT. Also, customers based outside of the EU and, therefore, outside the scope of VAT will not be charged VAT.

Are there volume discounts available?

Yes, please contact our sales team to discuss volume discounts.

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