No. Free Builder machines are for building container images and we are assuming customers are not building images 24/7. We have some guardrails that prevent customers to use the builder machines for something else.
Regarding the lack of it, fly deploy should provision a new one if you don’t have it (or you removed it).
Hey Kaz, thank you for the quick reply. That clears up my confusion (for the most part). That said, I am still new to hosting on machines. May I ask you some questions?
Background: I am currently running a discord bot on a free-plan machine. Responses from OpenAI streaming are… slow. Upwards of 30 seconds from the time a message is sent to a response from OpenAI. I assume this is because Openai needs to wait for the message to be streamed in letter-by-letter, but it could also be the server’s capabilities resulting in long response times.
Would upgrading to a paid VM help speed up my responses (enough to be noticeable), or is this a limitation by openai’s text streaming?
For when I do upgrade my plan, do you recommend any specific plan/machine/etc. that can help my discord bot’s performance?