The Server Center's bandwidth policy is simple! You are allotted a portion of
bandwidth per month to do with as you please. You can use this bandwidth
for anything you want besides things not permitted as outline in the Acceptable
Usage Policy. If you go over your allotted amount of bandwidth in
a given month, your account will not be suspended or terminated but you
will be expected to pay for the additional bandwidth.
The Server Center provides a bandwidth estimate figure in your control panel. This
is an estimate and is provided from the server level. Actual account bandwidth
usage is measured for billing purposes at the port level. This policy
exists because many users offer files for download via FTP which is not
otherwise measured by the server directly at this time. Please note that
because the bandwidth is monitored at the port, any and all traffic for
your Web Site is tracked including, but not limited to: FTP uploads and
downloads, mail sending and retrieval, normal Web traffic, etc. Everything
that is pushed from our server to a third-party's machine is considered
bandwidth and will be measured.
We have designed this policy because many users find that hosts offer
"unlimited" bandwidth only to find out that it has a very real bandwidth
limit. Further, they place restrictions on what you can use the bandwidth
for (i.e. no image galleries because they are a large source of bandwidth
consumption). We tell you up-front how much bandwidth you are allocated
each month and you have the full amount to use.
It is important to note that many sites don't use more than 1 GB of bandwidth.
Your site has to be very popular or very graphic intensive to use more
than 1 GB. If you are unsure of your bandwidth usage prior to moving your
site to The Server Center, contact us. We would be
happy to review your current site statistics with you to help you choose
the right package.