Can limit bandwidth to basic 1TB?

  • Posted August 6, 2013

I would like to host my personal website(s) on DigitalOcean. But I don’t want to cross it 1TB monthly bandwidth. Is it possible? Can I set it somewhere in settings?


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On regular websites there is no way you can go over the 1Tb. I am serving 720p HD videos from my home server with like 100 views on each new video and it only gets up to 8Tb/year.

@Korobochkin - works out to 20$ per 1TB overage…

On my site with 5-6k views per day I have ~400 GB per month. And 200 $ per TB over 1 TB… Terrible.

1TB is a phenomenal amount of transfer unless you’re a CentOS mirror (or similar). <br> <br>If you have a non-stop 10 mbps connection to your server, you cannot exceed 2.5 TB in a month. <br> <br>If you have a site that’s pushing, say, 10MB of content every load (maybe a big Flash game), that’ll take maybe a 1-2 minutes to load on a user’s machine. <br> <br>The odds of you going over your bandwidth allotment for a given machine are small. <br> <br>If you’re really worried, setup some round-robin DNS and a couple droplets to host your site/app, so that you can distribute your load

I am interested as well… more to cover an accidental burst. Lets say for example your site or article gets major reddit or news coverage.

tell me the way plz <br> <br>teach me easiest way <br> <br>thanks

However 1TB is quite a large allowance, if your only hosting a few personal site’s and not hosting large amount of files you will be fine with 1TB. <br> <br>However their is ways to limit port’s once they have reached the 1TB limit however this will completely block your droplet from the outside world and be more effort than it’s worth. <br> <br>,Ashley