Linode uses hourly billing, but they quote you for a month's worth of provisioning. So, you always know "this is the maximum I'll be spending for 30 days' worth of <RESOURCE>". That said, unlike the major CSPs, you don't get billing-relief for having a resource shut off, only for deprovisioning.
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