Bandwidth Rate Limiting allows you to set the rate at which files are transferred in order to optimize bandwidth usage on your account and reduce associated costs.
Bandwidth Rate Limiting can reduce your bandwidth costs by limiting the rate at which media files and streaming media are transferred to consumers that may decide to abort a download or quit streaming midway through the data transfer.
Pattern-Based Bandwidth Rate Limiting
Pattern-Based Bandwidth Rate Limiting allows you to limit the transfer rate of files by extension. For example, you could limit the transfer of
Limit based on File Extension
This is where you indicate the files by extension that you’d like the CDN to apply Bandwidth Limiting to. You may add or remove any file extension you wish to target with the policy. It’s important to note that all extensions specified apply to all web browsers.
You can target any media file extension.
.mp4; .zip; .mp3
This is the sustained rate at which you wish files to transferred.
Bandwidth Rate Limiting
Bandwidth Rate Limiting allows you to limit the transfer rate of files in general, as opposed to by extension like Pattern Based Bandwidth Rate Limiting.
Burst Rate Limit Query String Name
This is the name of the query string parameter that established the initial burst rate to use when delivering content.
Specify units to be used for the burst rate. By default
kbps are used.
Sustained Rate Limit Query String Name
This is the name of the query string parameter that establishes the sustained rate to use when delivering content.
Specify units to be used for the sustained rate. By default
kbps are used.