Just a reminder about throttling: It's not guaranteed to stop your site as soon as you go over the limit, and there is still some potential that you'll be charged for overage if the overage occurs pretty quickly. Basically, your web server logs are only 'checked' once per day, so there's up to a 24 hour gap where you can rack up charges.
The idea, really, is to turn what could be an astronomical (and unpayable) bandwidth overage bill into a manageable - or, hopefully, non-existant - one.
We mention this pretty prominently in the KBase article and on the panel itself, but we still get the occasional person who writes in claiming that we tricked them into paying overage. Coincidentally, it's not uncommon for this person to also end up being a confirmed copyright infringer of one type or the other. :>
A trick that can be of some help: Set the overage limit somewhat below your actual bandwidth limit, but high enough that you won't likely reach it under normal usage. That way, there's a bit of a buffer zone that can defray or prevent costs from being incurred.
- Jeff @ DreamHost
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