Bandwidth transfer

  • Posted January 25, 2013

Hi there! I saw that you have limited the bandwidth transfer.I was thinking buy a vps but now…when I saw that…i don`t now. For example,if a vps can produce 1,2 TB,why did you limit to 1 TB? Is like…i have a car and he can run whit 100 km/h and is limited to 90 km/h.


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Here in Europe it’s actually unlawful to charge overages for a service which doesn’t provide native metering. DO can’t ask us to install something to guesstimate their definition of transfer, the burden is on them.

That is to say, the DigitalOcean control panel needs to provide transfer statistics outside of the droplet, to give us their measure of transfer. They can’t rely on us installing tools which could provide a different measurement.

Yes, install vnstat. I’ve wrote a script to shut a droplet automatically down once it hits 999 GiB <br> <br>

"Is there a way to ask with the API of the current used traffic/month? Or set shut down server after a limit that i set? If one server get an DDOS attack i will be ruined. " <br> <br>Yeah, it would be really nice to have some control over traffic in our settings when we log in. Like shut down server if the trafic is bigger than 1/2/5/10 TB/month or 50/100/200/500 GB/day. Besides I am interested in monitoring traffic and I do not want to run some scripts or anything like that. <br> <br>I do not mind it as long as we are not billed for extra traffic, but once we are billed I want to have some control over it, I do not want to be ruined because of DDoS or something like that.

If my business ask me to create and destroy droplet many times per month, with multiple simultaneous droplet running, how is the bandwidth calculated? what is the limit, says we always use the 1TB for every droplet.

@patrick, I also contacted support and they replied that they are not billing for excess bandwidth. This is only for time being, they may charge in the future and will inform about this through a blog post as mentioned in this thread. <br> <br>But to be on safe side, I am using this code ( ) posted by another user to make sure I do not cross the bandwidth. I modified it a little, so that instead of giving the monthly cap in the script,I gave the daily cap ( that is monthly quota/30) , so my site will go down when daily limit is crossed for any particular day. Also, I changed the script, so that instead of shutting down the server, I would just rename the public_html folder and make the site unavailable. Next day when the daily bandiwidth is reset , the folder is renamed back to public_html, so my site will be auto up. I also made the script to write to a log, so I can know whenever this happens and I can decide on taking a larger plan.

But you are indeed billing 2c/Gig for bandwidth when it exceeds the transfer limit? <br> <br>"Q: Do you charge for bandwidth? <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. " <br> <br>I mean is it possible to set an option to shut down server automatically when the included bandwidth are reached or at least set a limit at 10 TB or something.

We currently do not offer bandwidth usage data/graphs and are not billing for bandwidth.

Clarify; Or set shut down server after a limit that i set in control panel. Not by some strange scripts.

Is there a way to ask with the API of the current used traffic/month? Or set shut down server after a limit that i set? If one server get an DDOS attack i will be ruined.

@saverio.trioni: You will be charged for extra traffic on the public interface (eth0). You can utilize the <a href=“”>private networking feature in NYC2</a> in order to eliminate the bandwidth fees.