bandwith - are you charging for extra?

Posted January 12, 2020 971 views

i’ve read a few posts about bandwith and no way to see it in your dashboard.. Is this still the case, and are you still not charging for overusage?

i’ve got two droplets - is it correct that it accumulate the amount of data - being a total of 2tb across them both??

One generating nearly no bw, and the other doing most likely more than 1tb trafic.

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Hi there @explodedk,

As stated in our Bandwidth Billing docs, bandwidth is accrued at the account level and is shared between all your Droplets. As such, if you have two and one isn’t using much at all, the other can use the “extra” bandwidth from the Droplet not consuming much.

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 1,000 GiB/month allowance, you accrue a 2,000 GiB allowance.

With regards to billing for extra bandwidth usage, this is also covered in our Bandwidth Billing docs. Each extra GiB consumed (outbound) will cost $0.01.

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.

Hope that helps!
- Matt.

Hi Matt. Thanks for your help… the Bandwidth billing docs doesn’t cover, how I can see how much data is used id Rather upgrade my droplet before it exceed the 2 TiB allowance. Any fancy graph I just haven’t stumbled upon yet?