How does the billing process work?


Let's say I have 10,000 short video NFTs pinned to Filebase; it's less than 1 terabyte of storage. Will I be charged every time services like OpenSea access or display these files? Will I be charged every time someone looks at the link to a file in a browser? Or if they "right click" and download a picture or a video? Or would all of these fall under API requests?

Asking because I'm trying to understand the pricing structure. On the website it says: "Additional storage and outgoing bandwidth transfer is billed at $0.0059 / GB." "No charge for ingress or for API requests." Thanks in advance to anyone who knows! πŸ˜„

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You will be charged any time data is accessed via S3 URLs. Our public IPFS gateway does not currently charge for bandwidth. However, dedicated IPFS gateways are coming very soon, and they will charge for bandwidth. At that time, our public IPFS gateway will have stricter rate limits applied to it.

API requests in S3 land are the actual methods you’re calling - ex: HeadObject, GetObject, ListObjects, etc. Most S3 providers charge for these calls - we do not.

Storage Usage Charges: Calculated on the amount of active storage that is stored with Filebase for the billing cycle. Bandwidth Usage Charges: Amount of data (object data only) that leaves (egresses) the Filebase platform. Billing Periods: Filebase bills on a 30-day cycle, regardless of the length of the month or when the billing cycle starts.