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DigitalOcean DigitalOcean to start charging for bandwidth !

Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by eva2000, Apr 25, 2018.

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    DigitalOcean users have been lucky up to now as DO didn't track or bill for bandwidth in excess of your bandwidth pooled allowance quota. But that is all about to change from June 1, 2018 onwards DigitalOcean Bandwidth Billing FAQ | DigitalOcean

     
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    Interesting. I'd say this is from people abusing the service, running torrents through VPN servers and running seed boxes, etc. Disappointing!
     
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    Actually since only outbound traffic bandwidth is counted i suspect it might be due to recent VestaCP security exploit turning all DO droplets into compromised servers for hackers to launch outbound DDOS attacks Security - Ouch VestaCP servers hacked !. It caused DigitalOcean network issues and forced them to block VestaCP know port. I'd imagine alot of outbound DDOS attack traffic bandwidth was consumed too. Though that does mean DO customers who have their droplets' security compromised will be paying alot more in extra bandwidth cost !
     
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