# Stop or start a node

You can stop and start your deployed nodes.

A stopped node in Chainstack-provided hosting retains its state and does not incur metered compute costs but does incur storage costs.

A stopped node in private hosting does not incur maintenance costs.

A stopped node does not sync. When you start a stopped node, the node will start syncing again and will take some time to fully sync.

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.