Sonic.net, Inc. uses a quota system for controlling customer bandwidth and disk usage.


Service: Sonic.net
Status: DECLINED
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Changes: 5
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Author: user 325


<p>Each Sonic.net service on an account which comes with a disk quota will increase the amount of disk storage available on our servers by a set amount. Usage during the month that is trending above the quota (that is, is projected to exceed the quota by the end of the month based upon the current portion of the month which has passed) will generate a warning email, and <b>additional usage beyond the quota will be billed at $10 per 250 megabytes.</b> The disk quota includes disk space used for content you host here at Sonic.net, including web, FTP, unix home directory, streaming multimedia servers, MySQL and SSL. </p>
Each Sonic.net service type has an associated hosted website and media bandwidth quota. Accounts with multiple services will gain the benefit of each service's quota combined (they are cumulative). Usage during the month that is trending above the total quota (i.e. is projected to exceed the quota by the end of the month based upon the current portion of the month already passed) will generate a warning email. Additional usage beyond the quota will be billed at $4.95 per gigabyte in 1GB increments. The bandwidth quota includes bandwidth used for content you host here at Sonic.net, including web, FTP and multimedia. It does not apply to content you download to your PC via your dialup, DSL, or other Sonic.net connection.


Comments:
On 2018-08-20 09:49:05 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

Can you create a case for this point? I'm not sure under which topic it should go; what was your reason for creating this point? Do you want to highlight the fact that you may be signing up for hidden costs, or the fact that warning emails are sent when those extra costs are likely to be incurred?

On 2018-08-29 08:24:48 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

changes-requested: See previous comment

On 2020-12-23 16:32:45 UTC, Agnes de Lion Staff wrote:

declined: The point hasn't been changed for more than 2 months.



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Version 5: 2018-05-07 19:17:54 UTC by user 325

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Updated Analysis: Each Sonic.net service type has an associated hosted website and media bandwidth quota. Accounts with multiple services will gain the benefit of each service's quota combined (they are cumulative). Usage during the month that is trending above the total quota (i.e. is projected to exceed the quota by the end of the month based upon the current portion of the month already passed) will generate a warning email. Additional usage beyond the quota will be billed at $4.95 per gigabyte in 1GB increments. The bandwidth quota includes bandwidth used for content you host here at Sonic.net, including web, FTP and multimedia. It does not apply to content you download to your PC via your dialup, DSL, or other Sonic.net connection.

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