With some friends we created a little free quiz for the lockdown, but it got viral with 1M visitors yesterday alone.
The URL is https://tuvascraquer.fr
When I got a first extra bandwidth billing notification yesterday morning, I decided to move the DNS to CloudFlare to use their cache and reduce my bills, and it seemed to work, saving about 240 GB, leaving 65 GB to Netlify (although I don’t understand why it doesn’t save more).
Problem is, I just received an email notifying me of an extra $60 package added to my bill, even though yesterday afternoon I was only at 24 GB of my previous package in the billing section of my account! And now I get:
Breakdown of service for the current billing period (subscription fees will be prorated appropriately in your receipt):
- Mar 11 to Apr 11: Bandwidth ($0.00/month)
- Mar 31: Bandwidth extra usage package ($20.00)
- 9:00 AM: 3 Bandwidth extra usage package ($60.00)
I’m happy to pay $20 a day maximum but I can’t afford more and it seems to be growing :’-(
Do you know how I could reduce the costs since it’s a non-profit thing? Or should I just shut the website down?
Thanks for the help,