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Bandwidth quota

  • Posted on August 4, 2013
  • lcerAsked by lcer

I am a bit confused as to what counts towards the bandwidth quota. Is it only outgoing data from a droplet counts towards the monthly quota? What if I have more than one droplet, is the bandwidth pooled across all droplets? Thanks.


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From <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing”>Pay-As-You-Grow Pricing</a>:<br/><b>Q: Do you charge for bandwidth?</b><br/>A: Yes. Plans start with 1TB per month and increase incrementally. Once the monthly transfer limit has been exceeded it is $0.02 per GB thereafter. Only outbound transfer is counted.

Hello, all

Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 1,000 GiB/month for the smallest plan. Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01/GiB. For example, the cost of 1,000 GiB of overage is $10. Inbound bandwidth to Droplets is always free.

Any data transfer sent by a Droplet using a public network interface will count against the transfer pool for that Droplet’s account. All IPv6 traffic uses the public interface. Data transfer between Droplets over the VPC network uses a private network interface.

Transfer allowance is pooled cumulatively at the account level, not individually at the Droplet level. For example, if you run two Droplets for a full month, each with a 1,000 GiB/month allowance, you accrue a 2,000 GiB allowance. Let’s say you transfer 1,500 GiB of data with the first Droplet, which is over its individual limit, and 100 GiB of data with the second Droplet, you would still be under the total limit of 2000 GiB by 400 GiB and would not be charged any overage fees.

Accrued transfer does not roll over between months and cannot be transferred between accounts or teams.

You can check the full information on the Bandwidth billing here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/billing/bandwidth/

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Problem is that if your load balancer is also a $5 or $10/month server, you only have 1TB or 2TB outbound bandwidth. Unfortunately it seems to me that you cannot use the sum of all of your droplets bandwidth on one of your droplets (which is your load balancer).