What is CDN Bandwidth
Bandwidth can be defined as the amount of traffic between our CDN servers and users who are viewing your video. Your videos are delivered via that CDN (content delivery network) that is spread out around the world.
A content delivery network is a system of distributed servers (network) that deliver video content to a user, based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the web page and the content delivery server.
This service is effective in speeding the delivery of content of websites with high traffic and websites that have global reach. The closer the CDN server is to the user geographically, the faster the content will be delivered to the user. CDNs also provide protection from large surges in traffic.
Accounts include a set amount of this CDN bandwidth every month, and it resets on the billing date.
If your bandwidth runs out in a given month then you will pay an flex fee based on the number of GB you go over.
Please note that bandwidth is only being used if you are uploading your videos directly to Spotlightr. If you are linking your videos using our Hybrid Hosting then you are not using any bandwidth from our platform.
You can check your bandwidth balance from Account & Billing:
Using Additional CDN Bandwidth
Every Spotlightr plan includes a certain amount of bandwidth per month. Each plan also includes the ability to go into flex bandwidth. Flex bandwidth is bandwidth used above your plan's limit.
For example, if you are on Polaris then your plan includes 600 GB per month. If you go over that 600 GB in any month, then you will be billed at $0.05 per GB.
For example, if you use 650 GB one month, then we will bill you for 50 GB of flex bandwidth on your next invoice. That's 50 GB X $0.05 = $2.50. So we will add $2.50 to your next invoice.
There is nothing you need to do to activate this. Every plan includes this.
So rest assured that if you reach your plan's bandwidth limit, your videos will continue to play and you will be billed for flex bandwidth.