Overview: Interactive Invoice

The Interactive Invoice section displays the costs of the last months graphically. In addition, this section shows the invoices of the last months and the estimated costs of the current month.

Please note: Discounts and special offers are not included in the cost overview. The time is displayed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).angegeben.

To view the details for an invoice, select the desired invoice.

The invoice details are listed in a table. The table has three levels. In the first level, the groups you used are listed.

Server: Displays the servers that you used during the relevant time period.

Shared Storage: Displays the shared storages used during the relevant time period.

Images: Displays the images you created.

Network resources: Displays the images you created.

In the second level, the following information is listed:

Services: Displays the services you used.

Charges: Displays the monthly price and the additional arising costs.

Avg. Amount: Displays the average usage.

From: Displays when you started using the service.

To: Displays when you stopped using the service.

Usage: Percentage to pay based on the monthly price and the duration of use

Net: Net amount

In the third level, the exact period of services use is listed. In addition, all adjustments to the used services are recorded.

Please note: The information appearing in the third level is not listed on your invoices.

The subtotal, the VAT and the amount to be paid are listed below the table. Below the amount to be paid, two graphic analyses are displayed. In the left graphic, the costs per group are listed. In the right graphic, a detailed analysis of the costs calculated for the selected group is displayed. To view this detailed analysis, click the desired group in the left graphic.

The billing to the minute is calculated based on the monthly price and the period of use. To calculate the costs, the billing period is converted to minutes. The monthly price is then divided by this value. The result is multiplied by the period of use converted to minutes. Example:

The use of a CPU will cost $9.99 per month. For the billing period from June 2nd, 2015 to July 2nd, 2015, the period of use is of 3 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. The costs are calculated as follows: (9.99 : 43200 ) x 5244 = $1.21

Please note: The price indicated can change at any time.

To calculate the specified usage as a percentage, the billing period and the period of use are converted to seconds. The following formula is used to calculate the usage as a percentage:

If you adjust your server during the billing period, the weighted average of the service used is calculated. Example:

  • The billing period is from July 1st, 2015 to July 31st, 2015.

  • On July 1st, 2015, you have created a server with 1 GB RAM.

  • On July 13th, 2015, you have increased the RAM to 3 GB.

  • On July 28th, 2015, you have increased the RAM to 6 GB.

In the first step, the period of use is converted to seconds:

RAM (GB) from to seconds
1 01.07.2015 midnight 13.07.2015 midnight 1.036.800
3 13.07.2015 midnight 28.07.2015 midnight 1.296.000
6 28.07.2015 01.08.2015 midnight 345.600

The costs are calculated as follows: