Alarm on bandwidth Monitoring by email
Having to pay for a bandwidth that will rely on behavior of internet (such as robot attack, malware, what ever intention...) but not being able to stop the expense is not something anyone would sign for, woudl you?
Therefore, having an alarm on bandwith with a threshold set by us is something to consider. Though the monitoring can be done through SSH , alarm must be done by email since none of us are spending they day watching the bandwidth consumption.
I will not sign for the account for this reason. that is total not acceptable interm of business rules for the moment. Since I have no protection and can end up with a bill of $ 5000 without even knowing it and with no corresponding customers on the website.
Alerts / Notifications would be a good way, that would be helping developers to take action on illegitimate hits if any. This may avoid a small developer ending up in crisis or pressure in paying his bills.
yes there should bandwidth monitor why not?. It sounds sketchy that they dont have such thing?!!!!!
Yifat Cohen commented
I've been overcharged 3 times now because of this.
A bot alert would be fantastic. Some sort of notification would be beneficial for sure.
AdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) commented
Thanks for the suggestion. We have been discussing how to better address this (as limiting bandwidth can be dangerous for users with legitimate traffic increases).
One option would be to create a Cloudways Bot alert in case of significant traffic spikes and leave it to the customer to decide what to do.
Once we have a more defined approach we will update here.
The cost can be very huge in case of bandwidth abuse with Amazon and Google servers because charges will be as per usage.
To avoid these huge costs, I suggest to limit or throttle the bandwidth in case of abuse, e.g. a maximum bandwidth setting in the account console.