How much it will cost me for extra TB tranfer?

Posted February 27, 2017 9.5k views
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I have a $10 plan n now our app will be live soon. N its about image n video tranfer so we might need more tranfer then anything else. So what can I add to my plan for big number of tranfer.

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From the official support page:
Droplets start with 1TB per month and increase incrementally based on Droplet size. Once the monthly transfer limit has been exceeded, the cost of bandwidth is $0.02 per GB over the limit.
Meaning 1TB extra transfer would cost $20. That can very quickly become very expensive.
Maybe DigitalOcean is not the right platform for you. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but you might want to consider a hosting provider that offer higher transfer limit - maybe OVH could be something for you?

or you can opt in for a higher plan. higher plans have higher bandwidth limit.

you should also know, Digitalocean still dont charge for bandwidth over usage even though they have stated $0.02 per GB over usage.

  • If what you’re looking for is bandwidth, then it seems excessive to spend so much money on a huge server just to get the extra TB.
    DigitalOcean still isn’t the right place if you’re looking for a single option - at least not transfer. They’ve added options for storage (some places), and high memory plans, but nothing specific for higher transfer limits.

    And please point to official documentation saying they won’t charge, since it’s official documented that they charge $0.02 per GB.
    I’m pretty sure you can cut a deal with them if you exceed the limit, since bandwidth and transfer caps are getting cheaper.

    • Hey thank you very much for ur reply( @hansen, @ newbie) I really appreciate it. :)

      I show OVH it looks very interesting. N they have 10gbps connection also to server that’s superb. I m bit worried about there review. On other hand I love digitaloshan for there good reviews. I don’t ming spending $ 50 to $ 150 a month. As we gat little Sussex after going live.

      Frankly speaking I m not a technical I m from photography industry n creating app for our industry, n there is a very good chance it might gat good traffic from first or from 2 nd month. As It solves some of my Industry problem n clints n other photographer r weighting for this app.

      So this app might go viral in our industry or it can perform decent, so what should I do, we want best server it about reputation of app. Should I use digitaloshan now n if things work out shift t project .

      Digital oshen have Lod balancer n it says with no additional bandwidth charges. Douse this plan will help.
      “Deploy a Load Balancer for $20 per month

      Automatically distribute incoming traffic across your Droplets, enabling you to build more reliable and performant applications by creating redundancy. Load Balancers are billed hourly at $0.03, with no additional bandwidth charges. Now available in all datacenter regions.”

      our teem is not expert on which server we should use n which plan we should go for it u gays can help that would be so nice. sorry for such a long message

      • It is true, that the new Load Balancer says Price: $20 per month. No additional bandwidth charges apply and it can connect over the “private” network, which is also free of charge.
        By the way, OVH “only” offers 100Mbit, when you look at OVH VPS-SSD, which is the comparable product to DigitalOcean.
        DigitalOcean servers has been able to reach 1Gbit, with multiple droplets on a single server, so you shouldn’t expect more than 300Mbit, but I’m pretty sure this changed a few months ago, when all backends were upgraded to 40Gbit, which should allow for higher bandwidth for each droplet - sorry, I cannot remember where I read that.
        I would recommend that you write to DigitalOcean support and ask them - please link to this question thread - just to be completely sure.

      • DO load balancer dont charge on bandwidth but your outbound limit will be applied as per your droplets outbound limit even though its connected through private network.
        i would also suggest you as @hansen to contact support to clear all this specifically.