Absolutely this is a very important feature that should be added ASAP. Specially now that Images are being charged. If one can stare images locally will be much easier to re deploy new droplets.
Hello Christian, Would you please elaborate a little on this "noisy neighbours" thing. Is this other VM machines sharing resources with your VM?
The idea is to allow a user to have 2 or 3 free images per active droplet and 3 or 4 with ready to roll installs to be used on common new droplets.
After so much time without charging for the images you could keep a little of that great feature instead of start charging all the images a user may have.
I´m sure there are abuses but this suggestion I´m doing it´s very reasonable and having pre installed droplets make a dev life much easiers and in the end more active droplets for DO
We would like to make clear that we won’t charge anyone for bandwidth billing until we have a way to provide information about usage, as Moisey pointed out in the past. We are working to provide this information, we will keep you posted.
Please consider this:
Most of us like to do some experiments, sometimes things go a little out of hand so I would suggest two things:
1.Along with the mb counter please consider early email warnings at given percentages.
2.One thing is to consistently use more bandwidth than it is attributed to the droplet plan, another is to do it occasionally so please don´t charge the occasional trespasser.