Market rate for a 1GiB VPS with 25GiB of disk, 1 VCPU, and 1 TiB of transfer a month is $5. SporeStack is almost double market rate.
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Not at this time. If you exceed the amount your server may be shut down.
There's a few reasons for this. Risk of abuse, transaction fees, and that we are processing payments per build and not per deposit. We do have some support for a credit system type of billing and for that hourly would be alright. But under that system, it may usually make more sense to create and delete servers without giving them a fixed lifetime up front. Support for either is possible, though. If say we allowed hourly billing and TX fees were really low, someone could create a server for an hour, spam a bunch, and be gone before we could even delete the server and for them to at least suffer some kind of financial loss vs their investment. More granuluarity might be possible in the future with enough demand, at least for credit-based billing (which is only useful for longer term users with multiple servers).