DO Ideas 2

Buy more, Pay less

The pricing of digital ocean is crazy, the money spent do not "scale" with the resource allocated.

e.g. Compare the cost-effectiveness of the network bandwidth of the $5 and $640 plan. It encourages developers to waste their time to use smaller droplet for more network bandwidth, and this result into more traffic in the private network of digitalocean.

Please revise the pricing of digitalocean - Buy more should Pay less

Please save developer's time and your resource

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  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    Thanks for writing in regarding this. We do not scale the allotted bandwidth in relation to the plans but via different metric. This is because bandwidth has a cost associated with it and we wanted to provide a good size free allotment for customers that weren't pushing a tremendous amount of bandwidth so that their bill could remain simple. However for customers that do push a significant amount we needed to have bandwidth pricing which is why our default price of just $0.02 cents per GB is one of the lowest in the industry. We do provide a large allotment for even the smallest plan but we couldn't scale that in accordance with the plans because it would leave a loophole that would allow a situation where we would incur tremendous costs. Thanks!
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