Today we have launched a new featured for VPS.NET, "Scheduled Bursts"
With this new feature, you are now able to schedule a burst of nodes to your VPS for when you need it, and only pay for those nodes on a daily rate of $1 (£1 in UK) per node.
So how does it work? Simple on your VPS view you now have this new Tab:
Inside it you are able to schedule a "Burst" of nodes for that VPS, there are 2 kinds of bursts, "temporary" and "permanent"
On temporary you can select to add a number of nodes to your VPS at a certain date and time and keep it there for a determined period of days, with this choice, you are charged $1 USD / £1 GBP per day per node you are using extra, at the end of the period those nodes will simply go away.
On permanent, you can schedule your VPS to be upgraded to a certain number of nodes, the nodes will be permanently added to your account and assigned to the VPS, you can at a later date remove them if you wish, those nodes are charged at the standard monthly rates.
Once assigned you are able to quickly view upcoming scheduled upgrades, you can also remove any scheduled upgrades before they occur and not be charged for it, charing only happens when the upgrade runs.
Why this feature one might ask ?, there are many instances when your VPS might need that extra resource boost, a good example for a temporary boost is used on these screenshots, say you have a mailing-list to send to your customers, notifying of something new or a special on your website, it can be a good idea to boost your VPS resources to coincide with the mailing-list so you can ensure your site wont be overloaded when that sudden influx of visitors comes to your website.
As for permanent, if you know you will need more resources from a certain date onwards, you can now schedule your upgrades so your not paying for the period before when you dont yet need it, it's just piece of mind and another way VPS.NET shows how flexible our system is.
In the near future we will be adding "Recurring Scheduled Bursts", so you can set temporary boosts on a recurring fashion.
Keep looking for many more great features, we keep working to amaze you.