Calculating Bandwidth Billed

Where the Bandwidth is recorded

Bandwidth is recorded at the network level (IP Packet size) for TCP/UDP traffic and HTTP payload level for cached traffic.

Limitations

If two services share the same backend communication IP, owner and backend address then the usage will be combined into a single account.

This is a temporary limitation of the current billing method. If you desire we are happy to move any services you have to seperate backend communication IPs if you desire. Most users prefer this however as it allows for the purchase of a single larger service with cheaper bandwidth.

Transfer Pooling

Transfer Pooling is an optional feature which can be enabled on verified Business accounts and select end user accounts (subject to review). A pool is established between non-discounted services from the same Region (or Anycast tier). Each service may use up to it's own plan worth of pooled bandwidth (+100%).

For example:

Scenario 1

Service A: 4TB plan, 3TB used, transfer limit 4TB (1TB remaining)
Service B: 1TB plan, 1TB used, transfer limit 2TB (1TB remaining)

Scenario 2

Service A: 4TB plan, 1TB used, transfer limit 4TB (3TB remaining)
Service B: 1TB plan, 1TB used, transfer limit 2TB (1TB remaining)

Scenario 3

Service A: 4TB plan, 1TB used, current limit 4TB (discounted)
Service B: 1TB plan, 1TB used, current limit 1TB (0TB remaining)

To have transfer pooling enabled on your account please contact support.

Please note the following:

  1. Transfer pool re-calculation is performed on a regular basis and is not instantaneously applied to existing services when a new order occurs
  2. Exceeding the total transfer pooled for a tier will result in service suspension of all monthly services in the account for that tier