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Pricing Model

The pricing model for IONOS S3 Object Storage is as follows:
  • 1 Gigabyte (GB) ​is equal to 1024 Megabytes (MB).
  • Storage space is charged per GB per hour.
  • Data transfer is charged in GB. Outbound data transfer is paid, except for replication traffic. Inbound data transfer is free, but it will be counted as outbound data transfer for your Virtual Machine(VM) if you upload data from it.
  • Using the IONOS S3 Object Storage API is free of charge.
Prices are listed in the respective price lists:

Outbound data transfer from IONOS S3 Object Storage

All outbound data transfer from IONOS S3 Object Storage is billed as public traffic. The local and national traffic definitions do not apply. This includes outgoing data transfer to IONOS VMs or dedicated servers regardless of their geographical location.
While inter-bucket data transfer is subject to charges, replication traffic both within the same region and across different regions is cost-free.
The cost per GB for outbound data transfer is contingent upon the cumulative data consumption of the account. A tiered pricing structure is implemented for all outbound traffic, including data transfer from VMs and IONOS S3 Object Storage.

Inbound data transfer to IONOS S3 Object Storage

No charges are imposed on inbound data transfer to IONOS S3 Object Storage. It is essential to know that when uploading data to IONOS S3 Object Storage, the same data transfer may be billed as an outbound data transfer for your VM. While calculating network costs for data transfer from a VM to IONOS S3 Object Storage, the following distinctions are made between local, national, and public traffic:
  • Data transfer from a VM to IONOS S3 Object Storage within the confines of the same data center is billed as local traffic.
  • Data transfer from a VM to IONOS S3 Object Storage located in the same country but at a different data center is billed as national traffic.
  • Data transfer from a VM to IONOS S3 Object Storage in a data center in a different country is billed as public traffic.