AWS Billing : will i be charge if i only stop the instance not terminate it?

Subham Tripathi asked:

I have a query , that i have anEC2 instance which i need to use for running some tests but i do not need it to be up for 24×7 (only on office hours i need it to be running),

As one potential solution i am planning to stop the EC2 instance and then relaunch it

If i stop the instance (not terminate it ).
Will i still be eligible for billing ?

My answer:


When your instance is stopped, you are only charged for its associated storage (e.g. your personal AMIs or EBS volumes), but not the hourly compute charge. The hourly compute charge applies only when the instance is running.


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