Background

Network Policy

All our services come with shared gbit connectivity. However we have some flexible 'fair usage' limits to prevent one VPS from slowing others down.


The following table shows the expected average bandwidth speed for each plan, please note VM's can utilize almost the entire gbps line and that we will never suspend VPS's for bandwidth overages, or charge for extra bandwidth without prior agreement. Our normal procedure when there are problems (which is extremely rare) is to contact the customer to discuss & if necessary, limit the speed at 2-4x the fair usage average listed below. For convenience - we have also supplied the equivilent in GB/m, though this is for reference only. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

VPS Plan Shared Port Size 'Fair Usage' Average Approx. Equivilent in GB/m
Micro 1000mbps ~1mbps ~500GB
Mini 1000mbps ~2mbps ~1000GB
Med 1000mbps ~5mbps ~2000GB
Big 1000mbps ~10mbps ~3500GB
Huge 1000mbps ~15mbps ~5000GB
Super-Micro 50mbps ~.5mbps ~250GB

How does this work?

In a shared environment there are always going to be VM's which don't use much bandwidth (testing, small-to-medium websites, personal use, etc) and others which will use lots (video & image hosting, web scraping, etc). For this reason we rarely have any bandwidth related issues.

What if I'm hosting content for a busy video or image service?

We would highly recommend a dedicated server, especially if you are growing. If you'd like advice with renting dedicated hardware or recommended colocation vendors, feel free to contact us.

Is Afterburst suitable for transferring large volumes of data from one cloud storage provider, to another / acd_cli / rclone / etc?

Unfortunately as this is a shared environment, running an unrestricted high volume transfer between two cloud storage providers is likely to have potential to impact other customers. If your utilisation is expected to exceed the above, please contact us beforehand to discuss.

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