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All About Quota and Credits

Here’s what you need to know about quota and credits, in the simplest possible terms: In order to use most QUIC.cloud services, you need quota. QUIC.cloud gives you free quota every month, but if you need more, you can get it using credits. And if you need more credits, you can buy them in the QUIC.cloud shop.

Now, let’s look more closely at Quota and Credits.

Quota

Quota is a measurement of usage. It is counted at the domain level and is per service. You cannot transfer quota between domains, and you cannot transfer quota from one service to another.

Each domain is automatically given free quota each month for services that require quota. Quota does not roll over. At the beginning of each month, no matter how much the domain has or has not used, the quota resets.

The following QUIC.cloud services require a domain to have quota to use them:

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Image Optimization (Fast Queue only. Standard Queue usage is free and unlimited.)
  • Critical CSS Generation
  • Low-Quality Image Placeholder Generation

Example of Quota Usage

Let’s say example.com has a monthly quota allowance of 1000 requests for the LQIP service. They open their account on May 1st, and request LQIPs for 1220 images. The first 1000 requests will be processed, while the other 220 remain in the queue. On June 1st, the domain quota will reset to 1000, the 220 remaining LQIPs will be generated, and a quota of 780 requests will be available for the remainder of June. On July 1st, the domain quota will reset to 1000.

If the owners of example.com don’t want to wait until June to process those last 220 images, they can apply credits from their credit balance to get more quota for the rest of May. (You can learn more about that in the Credits section below.)

How Quota is Determined

The amount of quota that a domain receives each month is determined by a tier system. The four tiers are based on the web server a domain uses, and are defined as follows:

  1. Basic (for domains running on Apache, nginx, or other non-LiteSpeed server)
  2. LiteSpeed (for domains running on a LiteSpeed server)
  3. LiteSpeed Enterprise (for domains that have paid for a LiteSpeed License)
  4. QUIC.cloud Partner (for domains that are hosted by QUIC.cloud Partners – COMING SOON.)

The lowest tier gets the least monthly quota, while the highest tier gets the most. Please visit the QUIC.cloud Pricing page for the most current quota allowance details.

Credits?

Credits are an account-level currency and may be applied to the acquisition of additional quota for any domain managed by the account.

Credit balances roll over at the end of the month.

There are three ways to obtain credits:

  1. Purchase them in the QUIC.cloud store
  2. Earn them through social sharing – COMING SOON
  3. Other domain bonuses – COMING SOON

Once you have a credit balance, you can use the credits to purchase one-off Pay-As-You-Go quota boosts, or subscribe to additional monthly quota for certain services.

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