Usage & Bandwidth

All Maxihost servers come with 20TB of free Outbound bandwidth and unlimited inbound bandwidth. The 20TB you get for each server is added to your Bandwidth Quota, which is automatically shared between all servers in the same project and region. This is also known as Bandwidth Pooling.

What this means is, different from most other providers, with Maxihost you don't have to monitor your servers individually to see how much bandwidth they have consumed, because, for each new server you add, 20TB is automatically added to your Project Quota.

An important observation is that Bandwidth is only pooled for servers that are in the same region and Project. That's because pricing for bandwidth differs between regions.

Here are a few examples to help illustrate this:

  • If you have two servers in Brazil in the same Project, you can share Bandwidth between them. In this example, you would have 40TB of Outbound Bandwidth to use however you like.
  • If you have two servers in Brazil and two in the US, you will have one Bandwidth Quota for Brazil and one for the US. In this example, your Quota is 40TB for Brazil and 40TB for servers in the US.

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Bandwidth is pooled even if servers are in different cities within the same region, so if you have US servers located in different cities, you will still share your Bandwidth Quota among them.

Usage

Project Usage

The Usage tab on the Dashboard provides detailed insight into the actual Bandwidth usage of your project. You can find your project usage on the Usage menu in the sidebar.

Usage page on the dashboard.Usage page on the dashboard.

Usage page on the dashboard.

The Usage page will render one chart for each region that you have servers deployed. So, if you have servers in Brazil and the US, one chart for each region would be rendered. The chart shows you how much Inbound and Outbound bandwidth your project has consumed in the selected period. You can change the date range on the dropdown on the right-hand side of the chart.

The Project Usage chart on the Dashboard.The Project Usage chart on the Dashboard.

The Project Usage chart on the Dashboard.

Server Usage

You can find how much Inbound and Outbound Bandwidth individual servers have consumed by going to the Server page and clicking on the Bandwidth tab. This will give you a similar chart to the one you see on the Project Usage page, but will only show data for the server you've selected.

The Server Bandwidth tab on the Dashboard.The Server Bandwidth tab on the Dashboard.

The Server Bandwidth tab on the Dashboard.

Buying additional Bandwidth

You can buy more Bandwidth beforehand to increase your Quota and avoid paying overages. For all regions, overage Bandwidth costs $0.05 per GB that goes over your Quota. By buying Bandwidth Packages, you can considerably reduce the cost per GB to as little as $0.00064.

Bandwidth Packages are sold in TB and can be bought in increments of 10TB. Pricing for each region is available here.

Buying packages will soon be available on the dashboard. For now, reach out to our team.


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