All services are billed automatically at the end of the month. You are charged the hourly rate for a service up to its monthly cap. You may receive a mid-month bill from Linode if you reach a certain threshold of Linode services used within a single month.
If you're not sure, we recommend that you start small and work your way up. You can resize your Linode up or down at any time, so there's no pressure.
Yes. We maintain your saved data and reserve your ability to use other resources like RAM, transfer, etc. even when your VPS is powered off. You will be billed for any other active services.such as an extra IP, as well.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. You can add credit to your account by transferring funds from a PayPal account. You will still need to sign up using a credit card when transferring from PayPal.