Bandwidth between droplets in same data centre

April 22, 2014 1.1k views
Hi, New customer here. Thanks for the great prices and performance. Bandwidth of data transferred between droplets, in the same datacentre, is this bandwidth counted in the monthly included bandwidth count? Regards, Andy
5 Answers
If you are using private IP addresses, the bandwidth doesn't count against your monthly usage.
Thanks Andrew,

Perhaps this might be a silly question, but how do you find out what one's IP address is, or set one up between droplets.

When running `ifconfig -a`, I can only see the internet address in the range of 107.170.*.* which is a publicly accessible address.

And I can't see anything in the control panel.

On my Amazon EC2 account, it shows in the panel what the private and public IPs are, but I don't know how to find out here?


When you run `ifconfig -a`, if you have private networking enabled, you should see entries for both eth0 and eth1. The IP for eth0 is your public IP address, and the one listed for eth1 is your private one.
Hi Andrew,

I see now. I don't see two interfaces.

I just discovered that the server I am on SFO, does not have private networking, but all the other availlable ones do. Bugger.

Any plans on allowing private networking on SFO? (I chose SFO as it has lowest ping times from Australia)
@andy: It's definitely on the roadmap for the near future, but I couldn't give you a solid date.
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