What happens at the end of DreamObjects free trial

DreamObjects provides 100GB of storage and outbound bandwidth free for 30 days. Usage exceeding such trial limits will be charged at usage-based billing rates described below.

Once the trial expires, you’ll be automatically converted to Usage-Based Billing unless you specify a prepaid monthly storage plan.

You can visualize your storage and bandwidth consumption history on DreamHost Control Panel and make your decisions at the end of the trial period.

Usage-Based Billing

Usage-Based Billing means that you’re charged only if you store or download objects. The current price is 2.5¢/GB per month for the data you store and 5¢/GB per month of download bandwidth (upload or ‘Transfer in’ bandwidth is free). There’s no per-request charge for API requests. Storage and transfer charges still apply when initiated through the API.

Prepaid plans

If you store more than a handful of small files that are rarely downloaded, prepaid plans offer bulk discounts over the usage-based billing.

If you exceed your plan’s included storage, then it’s just 2.5¢/GB per month for additional storage.

There are several storage plans available to best match your needs. After selecting a plan, you’ll prepay the plan price each month. If you change your mind, you can upgrade the plan at anytime, or downgrade the plan effective your next billing cycle.

The updated prices of prepaid plans are published on DreamHost website.

How is my monthly data storage calculated?

Your total data usage is monitored regularly and stored in the system as bytes. DreamHost uses the maximum bytes stored during the billing period, converts that to GB and then multiplied by the appropriate rate.

How is my monthly download bandwidth calculated?

Download bandwidth is calculated based on metered data transferred out of DreamObjects. Similar to storage, download bandwidth is stored in bytes. The aggregate number of bytes downloaded is converted to GB and then multiplied by the download rate of 5¢ per GB.

There is no charge for uploading data into DreamObjects.

You can check on your usage directly inside the DreamHost Panel on the Panel > Cloud Services > DreamObjects > Usage Tab page:

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