# 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.
To stop or start a node:
- Click your project.
- Click a network in the project.
- Select the node to stop or start. Click Stop or Start.