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What Happens If I Pay My Renewal Late?

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This would depend on how overdue the renewal is.

For Non-Hourly virtual services

  • Less than Seven (7) days
    The service would likely still be active as Hostwinds offers a seven (7) day grace-period that automatically applies when a payment is missed, with the due date being the first (1st) day
  • Seven (7) days
    The grace period would have ended and the service would suspend for lack of payment
  • Twenty-One (21) days
    At twenty-one (21) days a service would likely have terminated for lack of payment

For Hourly services

  • If not paid by the seventh (7th) of the month
    All hourly services on the account would be suspended for lack of payment
  • If not paid by the fourteenth (14th) of the month
    Unpaid instances would terminate for lack of payment and remaining hourly services would remain suspended.

For Dedicated Servers

  • Less than Seven (7) days
    The service would likely still be active as Hostwinds offers a seven (7) day grace-period that automatically applies when a payment is missed, with the due date being the first (1st) day
  • Seven (7) days
    The grace period would have ended and the service would suspend for lack of payment
  • Fourteen (14) days
    As this is a service that is in high demand, on the fourteenth (14th) day there is a risk that the server would be unassigned and resold

Will paying late adjust the next due date?

Unfortunately no. While a service could not be able to be accessed externally when suspended, the RAM, CPU, Disk space, Networking, Security, Power, and the maintenance for the physical machine would still be provided for that service would remain reserved for that service.

Which is why we would still require payment for the time in which a service had been suspended.

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