# Stop or start a node

You can stop and start your deployed nodes.

A stopped node retains its states and does not incur metered compute costs. A stopped node does incur storage costs.

To stop or start a node:

  1. Click your project.
  2. Click a network in the project.
  3. Select the node to stop or start. Click Stop or Start.

In a consortium project, stopping the first deployed peer node will stop the entire network, including the service nodes.