-- for-pay upgrades
Nich, Jon, and I finished implementing the first completely automated for-pay upgrades of projects and released this a few minute ago. I've attached a few screenshots. You add your credit card under billing, then sign up for a subscription. There are two subscription options: $7/month and $49/month. Once you subscribe you get some quotas that you can apply -- any amount you want -- toward any
project you are a collaborator on. These quotas add together, so if multiple collaborators on a project, all contribute, you get the total of the contributions. You can add/remove how much is allocated to a particular project at any time and it instantly takes effect.
We started with the following plan parameters. I hope in time to raise the allotments, and when I do you'll automatically just get more to allocate across your projects.
standard = # a user that has a standard membership
month : 7 # price per month
cpu_shares : 128 # extra priority over other users
cores : 0
disk_quota : 5000 # 5GB
memory : 3000 # 3GB
mintime : 24*3600 # 24 hours
network : 5 # 5 projects
member_host : 2
premium = # a user that has a premium membership
month : 49
cpu_shares : 128*8
cores : 2
disk_quota : 5000*8
memory : 3000*8
mintime : 24*3600*8
network : 5*8
member_host : 2*8
I should add -- the only way to try this out is to have a membership, so sign up :-). If you are one of the almost 50 people who already have a membership, then these new upgrades should just appear for you in a new "upgrades" tab, and also in project settings (you'll have to refresh your browser to see this). You can then apply your upgrades to any projects you collaborate on.
You can also sign up for a membership twice, e.g., if you sign up for the $7/month membership twice, you get double the benefits. You can also cancel at any time (but I think the refund is not currently prorated yet).
For now any increases to quotas etc., that me or Harald have given you are orthogonal to these upgrades. That may change at some point, but for right now you're "grandfathered in" on all that.