Questions about bandwidth, transfer limits and billing.

  • Posted on February 6, 2015
  • LajamerrAsked by Lajamerr

I have a few questions, some technical and some billing.

  1. For each VPS what bandwidth(download and upload) are we guaranteed internally and externally(Barring peering issues and end-user bandwidth)?
  2. Do both downloading and uploading count towards the transfer limit? Is it a single transfer limit where downloading and uploading count or is there 2 transfer limits, one for downloading and one for uploading?
  3. When does the transfer limit reset? 28 days or 31 days from the creation of the VPS, 00:00 of the first day of the month.
  4. When the transfer limit resets does the unused transfer capacity rollover?
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Is there a way to check the current transfer amount? I.e. something that says I’ve transferred X GB so far and have Y GB left ?

I read some past posts saying that Digital Cloud wouldn’t charge us for over usage on our transfer limit just because they couldn’t provide us the interface to see how much we re using. Btw that post was from year 2013. Yes, I would want to know if we re going to be charged or not… because I’m designing a magazine app server to host client’s magazine and let iOS and Android app to download zipped file. I can always upgrade my droplet to increase bandwidth limits to save money. I have looked into CDNs… they are expensive too.

I have the same question as lefthanpidsces, I would like ot see what is the transfer amount I have left, but I coulnd’t figure out how to get this. Is there any way?