Select the correct Server Pricing Type
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Although there are 3 different EC2 instance purchasing options, you can only manually control whether you launch an On-Demand or Spot Instance.
Although Reserved Instances are manually purchased from Amazon, it is Amazon, not you, who determines whether your On-Demand instances should be billed at the discounted Reserve Instance price or at the standard On-Demand Instance price. As a user, you can only control whether or not you are launching an On-Demand or Spot Instance.
How do you select a Server's Pricing Type? By default, all Servers will be configured to launch On-Demand Instance types unless you overwrite this preference at the Server level. Once a Server has been added to a Deployment:
Note: Amazon typically changes the spots randomly throughout the day.
Note: Spot Instances do not support start/stop functionality. Click here for more information.
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