Is bandwidth upload and download?

June 14, 2018 896 views
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Can't find a clear policy on whether calculated traffic consists of both upload and download. Would like clarification.

Thanks!

1 Answer

Yes it does.

  • Not according to this article: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/digitalocean-bandwidth-billing-faq

    What type of data transfer counts towards the total transfer pool?

    Only outbound transfer is counted.

    This means any transfer sent from a Droplet over a public network interface is deducted from the data transfer pool. In all other situations, transfer is not metered. Uploading data from your computer or the Internet to a Droplet is not metered. Communication among Droplets using private network is not metered.

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