Why does Droplet transfer usage increases without even getting any traffic or using the drop let?

June 22, 2018 126 views
Nginx Ubuntu 16.04

it says that i have used 356 GB of free transfer and 0.37 GB used of 713 GB Estimated Droplet Transfer Pool. I have only installed wordpress in it . no backups. no visitors. Is It normal?

1 Answer
aha MOD June 23, 2018
Accepted Answer

I think you are mixing up the numbers:

  • 0.37GB = the amount of bandwidth you have actually used this month via your Wordpress Droplet
  • 356GB = the amount of bandwidth you COULD HAVE used this month without going over your limit and getting charged.
  • 713GB = If you don't create or destroy any Droplets, this is the amount of bandwidth you can use through all of June without going over your limit and getting charged.

The second number (356GB) will increase every day because it is like an allowance. Here are more details: https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/accounts/billing/bandwidth/#monthly-allowance

  • Thanks alot. I was bit confused about the allowance (356) and tha actual usage (0.37). Now i see the difference.

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