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Simple, affordable, pay-as-you-go pricing

Our Standard Cloud Servers are high-performance virtual machines with balanced amounts of RAM, CPU and SSD for general purpose workloads.

RAM CPU SSD storage Price
512 MB 1 vCPU 15 GB £0.00685 / hr £5 / mo
1 GB 1 vCPU 30 GB £0.01233 / hr £9 / mo
2 GB 2 vCPU 60 GB £0.02466 / hr £18 / mo
4 GB 2 vCPU 80 GB £0.04110 / hr £30 / mo
8 GB 4 vCPU 160 GB £0.07534 / hr £55 / mo
16 GB 6 vCPU 280 GB £0.15068 / hr £110 / mo
32 GB 8 vCPU 640 GB £0.28767 / hr £210 / mo
48 GB 12 vCPU 960 GB £0.49315 / hr £360 / mo
64 GB 16 vCPU 1280 GB £0.65068 / hr £475 / mo

Monthly prices are shown for convenience, based on 730 hours of usage in an average month.

USD and EUR amounts are estimates based on currency exchange rates.

Windows® Server licencing, if required, is available at £0.035 / hr (~£25 / mo)

RAM optimised cloud servers have less SSD storage and CPU providing a lower cost alternative to our Standard types.

RAM CPU SSD storage Price
8 GB 2 vCPU 60 GB £0.04110 / hr £30 / mo
16 GB 3 vCPU 80 GB £0.08219 / hr £60 / mo
32 GB 4 vCPU 100 GB £0.15753 / hr £115 / mo
48 GB 6 vCPU 100 GB £0.27397 / hr £200 / mo
64 GB 8 vCPU 100 GB £0.36301 / hr £265 / mo

Monthly prices are shown for convenience, based on 730 hours of usage in an average month.

USD and EUR amounts are estimates based on currency exchange rates.

Windows® Server licencing, if required, is available at £0.035 / hr (~£25 / mo)

Storage optimised cloud servers have increased SSD storage to RAM ratios and are perfect for storage intensive workloads.

RAM CPU SSD storage Price
4 GB 2 vCPU 280 GB £0.08219 / hr £60 / mo
8 GB 4 vCPU 640 GB £0.17123 / hr £125 / mo
16 GB 6 vCPU 1280 GB £0.35616 / hr £260 / mo
32 GB 8 vCPU 2560 GB £0.67808 / hr £495 / mo

Monthly prices are shown for convenience, based on 730 hours of usage in an average month.

USD and EUR amounts are estimates based on currency exchange rates.

Windows® Server licencing, if required, is available at £0.035 / hr (~£25 / mo)

Below is a side-by-side comparison of all Brightbox Cloud Server types

RAM Type CPU SSD storage Price
512 MB Standard 1 vCPU 15 GB £0.00685 / hr £5 / mo
1 GB Standard 1 vCPU 30 GB £0.01233 / hr £9 / mo
2 GB Standard 2 vCPU 60 GB £0.02466 / hr £18 / mo
4 GB Standard 2 vCPU 80 GB £0.04110 / hr £30 / mo
Storage optimised 2 vCPU 280 GB £0.08219 / hr £60 / mo
8 GB RAM optimised 2 vCPU 60 GB £0.04110 / hr £30 / mo
Standard 4 vCPU 160 GB £0.07534 / hr £55 / mo
Storage optimised 4 vCPU 640 GB £0.17123 / hr £125 / mo
16 GB RAM optimised 3 vCPU 80 GB £0.08219 / hr £60 / mo
Standard 6 vCPU 280 GB £0.15068 / hr £110 / mo
Storage optimised 6 vCPU 1280 GB £0.35616 / hr £260 / mo
32 GB RAM optimised 4 vCPU 100 GB £0.15753 / hr £115 / mo
Standard 8 vCPU 640 GB £0.28767 / hr £210 / mo
Storage optimised 8 vCPU 2560 GB £0.67808 / hr £495 / mo
48 GB RAM optimised 6 vCPU 100 GB £0.27397 / hr £200 / mo
Standard 12 vCPU 960 GB £0.49315 / hr £360 / mo
64 GB RAM optimised 8 vCPU 100 GB £0.36301 / hr £265 / mo
Standard 16 vCPU 1280 GB £0.65068 / hr £475 / mo

Monthly prices are shown for convenience, based on 730 hours of usage in an average month.

USD and EUR amounts are estimates based on currency exchange rates.

Windows® Server licencing, if required, is available at £0.035 / hr (~£25 / mo)

Cloud SQL Pricing

Cloud SQL is our zero-config relational database cloud service which enables you to create high performance MySQL and PostgreSQL database instances in minutes.

RAM CPU SSD storage Price
2 GB 2 vCPU 40 GB £0.04110 / hr £30 / mo
4 GB 2 vCPU 60 GB £0.06164 / hr £45 / mo
8 GB 4 vCPU 140 GB £0.10274 / hr £75 / mo
16 GB 6 vCPU 260 GB £0.19178 / hr £140 / mo
32 GB 8 vCPU 620 GB £0.35616 / hr £260 / mo

Monthly prices are shown for convenience, based on 730 hours of usage in an average month.

USD and EUR amounts are estimates based on currency exchange rates.

Storage Pricing

Object Storage

Orbit is our highly durable and highly available UK-based cloud object storage service, where your files are automatically distributed over multiple storage devices for resilience.

Orbit storage pricing
£0.05 per GB / mo

Block Storage

Block Storage Volumes are network-based block storage devices that provide high performance, high availability and flexible storage for Cloud Servers

Block storage pricing
£0.10 per GB / mo

Load Balancer Pricing

Load Balancers enable you to distribute traffic across a pool of cloud servers for high performance and high availability.

Load Balancer pricing
£0.0274 / hr £20 / mo

Network Pricing

Cloud IP pricing

Cloud IPs are dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 public IP addresses that can be instantly moved between Cloud Servers, Load Balancers and Cloud SQL instances.

Price per allocated Cloud IP
£0.00274 / hr £2 / mo

Data transfer pricing

Internet data is billed by the gigabyte, aggregated for your account. Data transferred between cloud servers is free-of-charge.

Data transfer type Price
Local/Private (e.g between Cloud Servers) FREE
Inbound internet data FREE
Outbound internet data £0.06 per GB

Pricing FAQs

When will I get billed for my usage?

You'll get an invoice each month on, or around, the monthly anniversary of when you first created your account.

For example, if you signed up on 3rd April you'll get your first bill on or around 3rd May, and each month thereafter on 3rd.

Which currencies do you support?

All usage is billed in Pounds Sterling (GBP).

EUR and USD amounts displayed are just intended for convenience based on recent currency exchange rates.

How does billing work?

All of the products available within Brightbox are provided on a metered billing basis. Our cloud billing system collects usage data from across our infrastructure every minute and generates invoices monthly in arrears.

When does billing for a Cloud Server or Load Balancer start and stop?

Billing starts only when the requested resource (e.g a Cloud Server or Load Balancer) first becomes "Active" and is ready to use. Billing stops as soon as a "destroy" request is received by the API. In other words, we start billing as late as possible and we stop billing as early as possibly - so that you only pay whilst a particular resource is usable by you.

Which credit cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Will VAT be added to my invoices?

As a VAT-registered UK company, we're required to add VAT to purchases from: (a) EU-based customers without a valid VAT registration number and, (b) all UK-based customers (regardless of VAT status).

EU-based customers with a valid VAT registration number registered to their Brightbox account will not be charged VAT. Also, customers based outside of the EU and, therefore, outside the scope of VAT will not be charged VAT.

Are there volume discounts available?

Yes, please contact our sales team to discuss volume discounts.

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