As we grow and work hard to reduce costs, increase scale, and optimize the efficiency of our operations, we are able to pass on the benefits of our efforts back to our customers. In fact, we have a very long history of increasing the value of our plans by adding resources and reducing pricing.
We are pleased to announce that we are lowering pricing again, this time for data transfer. Effective September 1st, 2011, all customers will no longer be charged for any inbound data transfer. We are also reducing our transfer overage fees to be the same as the pre-pay rates.
All incoming bandwidth into your Linode Cloud server or NodeBalancer is 100% free of charge, in all of our facilities. This means you can upload an unlimited amount of data to your Linode without having to pay for any of the incoming data transfer. As an example, if you were paying for extra transfer (beyond what comes bundled with your Linodes), and 40% of your total transfer was inbound, you will now be paying 40% less in transfer costs than you were previously.
We are also eliminating the penalty one would be paying for going over their transfer quota. The old ‘overage fee’ was $0.15/GB and is now the same as the pre-pay rate: $0.10/GB. One less thing for you to worry about, since the pricing is now the same.
Cloud Bandwidth Pricing (Effective September 1st, 2011):
NOTE: Linodes come bundled with transfer, which is then combined into the Transfer Pool.
|Data Transfer||Previous Pricing||New Pricing|
|Inbound||Deducted from Pool, then $0.15/GB||FREE|
|Outbound||Deducted from Pool, then $0.15/GB||Deducted from Pool, then $0.10/GB|
We appreciate you and hope this saves you lots of money.