How much does extra bandwidth cost?
Most plans will have an allocated quota for International bandwidth measured in gigabytes (GB). International traffic used over and above the traffic included in your plan will be charged at $0.20 + GST per gigabyte.
SiteHost provides 'unmetered' national bandwidth in New Zealand. We frequently get asked what this means, particularly as you are now able to see your national bandwidth usage in the SiteHost Control Panel. For the majority of our customers, you will be able to enjoy the speed and performance of our network without needing to worry about it. We are very well connected at a national level, our core network runs at gigabit speeds. We operate on an open peering policy & peer at all the major peering exchanges. We also have private peering agreements in place with other domestic ISP's to ensure that we are able to provide the very best performance & network uptime possible, even at times of peak demand.
So when would you start metering (and charging) for national bandwidth?
Everyone knows that there is no such thing as 'unlimited' hosting or bandwidth, and your free national bandwidth is subject to a fair-use policy so we can ensure service levels are sustainable. As long as your usage is below 1000GB of national bandwidth per month you need not worry.
If you need to use over 1000GB per month of national bandwidth please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements further.