DO Ideas 2

Make bandwidth overage costs equal to the original bandwidth costs

Today under the "proposed" (but I believe not yet implemented) bandwidth overage model, if a $5 droplet doubles its bandwidth usage, it will incur an extra $20 cost. This causes headaches for developers who have to think "OK do I need to purchase 2 droplets to spread the cost out" etc. It would be super convenient if bandwidth overage costs equalled the sum cost of the initial droplet, so if you double the allocated bandwidth for a $5 droplet, it costs you an additional $5. It would simplify not having to worry about "am I about to go over and go into expensive bandwidth range?" type fears.

  • roger pack
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • John Pettitt commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    Totally agree the current model encourages people to buy and not use extra $5 $10 or $15 droplets just to get the bandwidth becasue it's half the price of the overage rate. This penalty rate thinking is the old cell phone model, it sucked there and it sucks here. Price should go down as you use more not up.