Although the public pricing of the Sandbox flavor is displayed as follows:
The actual price invoiced is lower because the region chosen to deploy the fleet has different flavors (s1-* instead of d2-*), as can be observed from the Hostea invoices.
The cost of running a VM is, monthly, VAT included (including backups)
- 3,50€ VM + 1.20€ (7 days, 10GB, ~0.014€ / GB VAT not included) = 4.70€ ~5€ for s1-2
- 10€ s1-4
- 20€ s1-8
According to the revenue sharing model 50% of the income goes to (i) dependencies (ii) hostea improvements. Now let’s assume at this very early stage hostea improvements includes actually maintaining the service: it is in a such experimental stage that it seems to be a good approximation.
The monthly instance pricing must therefore be set to:
- 10€ for s1-2
- 20€ for s1-4
- 40€ for s1-8
If there is no objection within two weeks, this decision will be enacted.