I have a relatively mid-to-high traffic website and I just setup a Space + CDN in DO to serve some images on it but I see there’s no kind of monitoring available.

I saw there was a thread from 2 years ago where a rep said they were looking into making this information available (it’s obviously billed on so it’s there).

Is there anyway to monitor this? This matters a lot to me and the future of my site and whether I can actually rely on Spaces vs using a different provider.

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  • @smadhavapeddi thanks for explaining the prices. But a monitoring is really required. It is easy to get billed overages of several hundred dollar even for a small site (happens to me).

    Counting the number of times a link to a resource is served doesn’t tell me how often the resource is used. It might be way more, or even much less (if the link is not clicked). This makes it very difficult to detect misuse, or even just monitor normal usage.

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Hello,

Spaces subscriptions include 1,024 GiB of outbound data transfer (from Spaces to the internet), which is shared between all Spaces. Additional outbound transfer is $0.01/GiB. Outbound data transfer is free in the following cases:

From Spaces in NYC3 to Droplets in NYC1, NYC2, and NYC3
From Spaces in SGP1 to Droplets in SGP1
From Spaces in SFO2 to Droplets in SFO1, SFO2, and SFO3
From Spaces in AMS3 to Droplets in AMS2 and AMS3
From Spaces in FRA1 to Droplets in FRA1
Inbound bandwidth to Spaces never counts against your Spaces transfer allowance.

Droplets have their own transfer allowance, independent of Spaces. Traffic from Droplets to Spaces does not count against your Spaces transfer allowance (because inbound bandwidth to Spaces is free), but does currently count against your Droplets’ outbound transfer allowance. We’re working on changing this behavior.

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

The Spaces Content Delivery Network (CDN) is available at no additional cost. The transfer allowance that comes with the base Spaces subscription covers both CDN bandwidth and origin bandwidth. Transfer between the origin and the edge servers is calculated as part of the transfer allowance.

There is still isn’t a direct way for all the users to monitor the Bandwidth usage for Spaces.

Cheers,
Sri Charan

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