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Please explain me how Bandwidth Charges works

Posted November 16, 2021 90 views
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I have created a droplet in the NYC datacenter ($20) 4TB Bandwidth limit, then I exceeded this limit and have been used an additional 4067.81GB and paid the bill for it. Next, I have deleted that droplet, and since yesterday I am Monitoring my Bandwidth Overage usage, and still, usage is increasing, Why?

Only one droplet from NYC had exceeded the 4TB limit, Then why I am being charged for Bandwidth overage usage in another droplet that is on another data center BLR.
And (WHAT IS Estimated Droplet Transfer Pool 6469 GB used of 4519 GB )

And I don’t wanna pay extra for Bandwidth so I deleted all the droplets.

Now please tell me that if I create a new $20 droplet in the BLR datacenter then will I be charged for Bandwidth Overage?

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Hey there!

Bandwidth for droplets is pooled. That means that any droplets you create adds the droplet’s plan amount to your bandwidth pool. However when you create any droplet you don’t get that full bandwidth when it is created. The bandwidth is allocated across the full month. In your post you mentioned a 4TB droplet. As the 4TB is allocated across the month and not all at once, you would want to make sure you keep your bandwidth usage below the amount provided each hour. Droplets are billed per hour up to a maximum of 672 hours per month (28 days multiplied by 24 hours). For every hour the Droplet exists during the month, whether it’s powered on or not, it will earn 1/672 of its total allowance up to that limit. Once it’s been active for 672 hours, it has reached its full bandwidth allowance.

I’d recommend looking at our Pricing Calculator and our Bandwidth Docs for more info.

Hope it helps!
Nate