I'm on Linode (an awesome VPS provider) and planning to move to RackSpace due to bandwidth costs.
In my linode, under the Network section it currently says
# Incoming: 86.3 GB # Outgoing: 4.34 GB # Total: 90.7 GB
The numbers might look strange, but these are real.
My application makes requests to Twitter API and fetches huge amount of data ( this is normal, do not worry :P ). That's what made it use 86 GBs. Does the 86 GBs count toward the incoming bandwidth? I'm using the Twitter REST API and I make HTTP POST requests. Does this really count towards the "incoming bandwidth" on RackSpace ?
Should I put the same values to get proper cost? I need to be sure about this before I migrate. Because I plan to have 1 TB of incoming data (as per Linode).
I'm having hard time understand the difference between incoming and outgoing bandwidth after looking at the numbers in my linode.