DO Ideas 2

Automatic Cutoff Spending Limit

While the existing billing alert sends out an email whenever the set limit has reached, I'm not always at my inbox refreshing to get new emails and if I do, my emails usually drown each other out.

To solve this, I suggest that an automatic spending limit cutoff be implemented. Users can set a limit like we do now, and when it is near the limit like say $5, a reminder email would be sent out reminding the user that the droplets that are on the account will be frozen if the spending exceeds the limit. If the spending does exceed the limit, the droplets will immediately be frozen and the user would have to increase the limit or wait until the next billing month.

  • Ryan Chew
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Starbeamrainbowlabs - commented
    September 11, 2018 16:12

    I can't personally justify the risk of signing up if there's no hard spending limit.

  • lookingforinfo commented
    September 11, 2018 16:12

    Please add this feature!

    A single DDOS attack against a tiny site could easily run up thousands of dollars in charges in just a couple days. Without some kind of automatic cutoff I could be bankrupt by the time I check my email Monday morning. This is a sufficiently distressing possibility that I'm unwilling to risk my solvency by signing up.