DreamHost, I have this advice for you before you make your plans to charge for bandwidth.
You charge $6 for an instance of 1 GB, while all of your competitors charge $5.
You offer this:
100 GB block
80 GB storage
1 unique IP address
In comparison to your competitors, you beat the competition.
Your competitors charge anywhere between 2 cents and 10 cents for every additional GB overage there is once you surpass their bandwidth caps. I highly doubt that anyone on these plans usually goes over $1 overage.
Now consider this:
- I am a loyal DreamHost customer
- In that extra $1 pricing, you have already charged me for my bandwidth
- I am happily paying you the extra $1 BECAUSE you offer all of the above that I've listed
- You let me spin up instances before even paying you on a pay-as-you-go system with a cap that won't go beyond a certain amount
All this is wonderful and keeps me (and others) enjoying DreamCompute services.
So I'm just making my case.. please don't charge for additional bandwidth.
It'd be like charging me for bandwidth and then charging me again.
Be fair with me and I will be fair with you.