How is object storage billed?
Billing for object storage is set at approximately $.01/GB per month. This rate will be slightly different in months that contain less than or more than 30 days.
Specifically, StackPath queries storage totals per day at a rate of $.000333334 per GB.
If you upload 100GB on a certain day, then you will be billed for the 100GB on that day and every day after that data is deleted.
In the following example, your bill starts on the first of the month. If you upload 100GB on the 27th, then you will be billed for the 100GB on the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. In this example, you will be billed for 400GB at a rate of $.000333334, which equals to $0.13.
Review the following chart to understand when you are charged for the 100GB.
How does my bill change if I add files?
When you add new files, you will be charged the day you upload your new files.
In the following example, your bill starts on the first of the month. If you upload 100GB on the 1st, and then you upload an additional 100GB on the 8th, then starting on June 8th, you will be charged for 200GB of data.
Review the following chart to understand when you are charged for 100GB, and when you are charged for 200GB.
How does my bill change if I delete files?
Uploaded files have a minimum storage life of 30 days.
If you delete a file before 30 days, the deleted file will be tracked as deleted storage. For example, if you delete a file that you uploaded 15 days ago, that file will continue to be billed for an additional 15 days. After the 30th day, the file is no longer billed.
In the following example, you upload 100GB of data on the 1st, and then you delete 20GB of data. Your usage will be billed at 100GB until the 30th. Afterwards, you will be charged for 80GB.
The same 30-day rule also affects deleted buckets and files deleted within a bucket. StackPath recommends that you first delete all files in a bucket before you delete a bucket. This workflow will help you reference the graphs in the portal to see what your daily storage totals are.
Where can I see my current storage usage?
- In the StackPath Control Portal, in the left-side navigation, click Object Storage.
- Locate and select the desired bucket.
- Review the Space Usage graph.
- The blue line represents storage currently used by your files.
- The red line represents storage currently used by deleted files.