Public bandwidth

Public bandwidth OVHcloud

Flexible public bandwidth to achieve your full potential

We include public internet connectivity with specific bandwidth for each of our dedicated servers. It comes with options to guarantee this capacity, as well as unlimited, unmetered traffic.

Your dedicated server has a minimum public bandwidth of 500Mbit/s, with a burst option to absorb occasional traffic spikes. You can also increase and guarantee this capacity, especially for specific needs such as downloading or mass-distributing content (software updates, VOD, live streaming, etc.). With our powerful global network, you can optimise your infrastructure for an international audience.

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Unlimited and unmetered traffic

Our bandwidth is unlimited and unmetered. On top of your default public bandwidth, and depending on your project’s resource requirements, you can choose an additional guaranteed bandwidth option. This ensures you maintain constant throughput for ingress and egress traffic.  

Burst option included and guaranteed options

With our burst option you can increase your bandwidth on-demand to accommodate increased traffic loads. The 1 Gbps and 3 Gbps burst feature is enabled by default on 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps (respectively). Perfect for guaranteeing performance during peak traffic or for on-demand high speed for software updates.

Network connectivity optimised to suit your needs

The OVHcloud network infrastructure adapts to the needs and location of your users in order to guarantee the quality of data transfer to your customers. Our bandwidth offerings enable you to take advantage of all or part of the global OVHcloud infrastructure; which includes datacentres across Europe, Asia and America. Optimised performance means decreased latency, a better user experience and improved traffic flow.

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Public bandwidth to meet your needs

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Manage traffic spikes

Traffic spikes are often unpredictable. Events, new trends and even malicious activity (e.g. DDoS attacks) can cause these spikes. While successful marketing campaigns are designed to attract traffic, they can also catch IT teams off guard sometimes. If you are not prepared for these scenarios, they will wreak havoc on your website — causing congestion, or even outages. With guaranteed capacity and a burst option, our bandwidth offering is perfect for handling network peaks. If the traffic exceeds your guaranteed bandwidth, the burst option can handle the excess.

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Be prepared for large-scale content distribution

Mass downloads are often blamed for “breaking the internet,” especially when thousands of users perform large software updates at the same time. With OVHcloud, you can increase your included bandwidth by default and ensure it covers specific needs, such as high volumes of content distribution.

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Be prepared for media broadcasting

Network connection plays a critical role in on-demand and live media broadcasting. VOD and streaming rely on optimal data transmission for many information requests. Scaling is a particularly large challenge for online media platforms, especially when the network infrastructure is not up to the task. The resulting latency issues have a huge impact on user experience, especially when it comes to live broadcasts. However, with our optimised connection service, your network adapts to your users' locations and requirements to ensure smooth transmission.

Public bandwidth for dedicated servers

What is bandwidth?

In computing, bandwidth is the amount of data that can be sent over the network. It is a connection’s transmission capacity. For dedicated servers, bandwidth is the maximum amount of data sent to and from the server per second.

In the past, bandwidth was measured in bits per second (bit/s). However, current network connections offer much higher rates. For example, OVHcloud dedicated servers are equipped with 500Mbit/s public bandwidth by default. There are also options to increase this capacity up to 10Gbit/s.

How do I increase bandwidth?

To increase your dedicated server’s guaranteed bandwidth, simply log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel. Before doing so, we recommend carefully evaluating the capacity required to meet all your current and future projects. This way, you can avoid having to adapt your bandwidth again in a rush.

All OVHcloud dedicated servers can access the public network, with a guaranteed and unmetered level of bandwidth. However, some uses — such as video on demand (VOD) and live streaming — require intensive data transmission. It is important to adapt your capacity accordingly.