TRAFFIC PLANS AND BILLING
You can choose from 3 traffic plans.
Limited volume traffic
Limited volume traffic plan is a method of traffic calculation where ServerClub calculates the total number of bytes transferred to and from your server. 1 GByte is equal to 1024*1024*1024 bytes. You pay for GBytes.
95th percentile (burstable)
95th percentile (burstable) is a method of measuring bandwidth based on peak utilization. We will sample your bandwidth every 5 minutes during a calendar month. The highest 5% of samples will then be ignored. That's why this method is also called "burstable," as it allows for a measured amount of bursting beyond the defined plan limits. This method is used by many web server hosts. Here is a detailed description of this method in Wikipedia. You pay for Mbits per second. 1 Mbit per second equals to 1000*1000 bits per second.
95th (burstable) traffic plan. You pay for 9.35 Mbits while you can utilize much more.
You can also choose the speed of connection from a server to a switch port. It can be 10, 100 or 1000 Mbit/s. This parameter determines the maximum speed of data transfer between the server and the Internet. All connections work in "full duplex", so you can utilize 100% of your channels both for incoming and outgoing traffic.
The traffic counters are nulled once a month and after that you can use the Internet connection within the limits determined by your traffic plan again. In case you exceed the traffic limit, the port speed will be cut down to 10 Mbit/s
As another option you can set up the automatic allocation of additional bandwidth and thereby increase the limit. If you run out of your monthly limit, the port speed will not be cut down to 10 Mbit/s and you will receive additional quotas. Particularly for the "Limited volume" traffic plan, The additional 1000 Gbyte blocks of traffic can be purchased. For the "95th percentile (burstable)" plan it will be the additional blocks of bandwidth which have the minimum size of 10 Mbit/s. In case you haven't spent your additional quota for the current month, it will be automatically extended to the next month. You can see the prices for additional traffic on the server ordering page.
Example: you rent a server with the "95th percentile (burstable)" traffic plan. The port speed is 100 Mbit/s. The rent includes 10 Mbit/s for free. In case your server constantly consumes 15Mbit/s bandwidth during the current month, you will get a block of an additional 10Mbit/s, 5 of which will be taken into account as consumed this month, and the last 5 will be available next month.
Unlimited traffic plan provides you with an unrestricted amount of traffic. With this plan you don't have to worry about how many GBytes or Mbits your web server utilizes.
When you order a server for the first time, you choose the rent period. It can be 1 to 24 months. When the rent ends, it will be automatically extended till the end of the current month. After that the rent will be extended for 1 calendar month, regardless of the date when the server was initially rented.
Example: You rented a server on December 15, 2010 for 1 month. You pay the price of one whole month (from December 15, 2010 till January 14, 2011 inclusive). After that period the system will extend your rent till through January 31. You pay for the 17 days of rent. After that your rent will be extended for periods of one month every time, that is, next time the system will extend your rent from February 1 till February 28 inclusive.
The invoices for all supplied ServerClub services are generated automatically at the beginning of every month. Besides, you can manually generate an invoice anytime via the control panel. You can also access the information about traffic, payments, invoices etc. in the administrator panel.