How is traffic calculated?

There are two billing options available to our clients. You can be billed by Per-Gigabyte or by the 95th Percentile pricing method.  

Per-Gigabyte pricing method explained 

is a flexible method that allows using as much bandwidth as you need anytime during the billing period. We offer traffic packages (e.g. 50 TB, 100 TB, 200 TB, 500 TB, and more), or you can choose to be billed by gigabytes (GB) data served.

This pricing method is suitable for projects that use a certain amount of traffic and run into non-occasional requests or traffic spikes.

95th percentile of the traffic pricing method explained

The 95th percentile of the traffic bandwidth is a method of measuring the bandwidth usage, which allows you to burst in traffic without overage charges.

Universal CDN samples the amount of data served from our servers for each client every 5 minutes and uses that value to obtain a data rate (in Mbps) for that 5-minute interval.

During the course of a client’s monthly billing cycle, 8640 (for months, which have 30 days) or 8928 (for months, which have 31 days), 5-minute intervals are recorded.

After the month ends, all intervals are considered as 100% and are placed in ascending order. From the mentioned 100%, we subtract the biggest 5%.

In other words – we remove the biggest few intervals and consider the next biggest as the relevant amount of traffic. This is the amount of traffic bandwidth you will be charged for!

The 95th percentile of the traffic bandwidth pricing method allows clients to slightly burst over their committed rate, giving them the ability to scale their billing, and guarantees that the traffic peaks will be covered.

IMPORTANT! There can be only one billing in use at a time. 

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95th Percentile of the Traffic Bandwidth Pricing Method Explained