I am curious what exactly happens when I stop my server for a time (say 6 months) and then start it again. Specifically how does it impact billing? I am using Digital Ocean FWIW.
I ask because my Wordpress site gets 20,000 hits one day a year and then gets basically zero hits the next 8 months. (Then four months of 50 hits a day before the big day again.) I migrated to Cloudways from shared hosting a couple weeks ago and it handled the “big day” very well. Now I am looking for ways to economize during the long slow spell. Maybe I stop my Cloudways server during that time and have a different machine serve the same domain name during that time?
On a related note, I am curious what exactly “pay as you go” means. Does that mean billing varies by server load, or that I can “stop” my server anytime and stop paying as well, or something else?
Thanks for your help