Starting April 7th, Replit is enforcing limits on the amount of outbound data that developers can transmit from their Repls to users and external services. Free tier developers receive 10 GiB, Hacker developers 50 GiB, and Pro developers 100 GiB. If you need more, you can purchase additional outbound data transfer at $0.10/GiB.
Our mission is to bring the next billion software creators online, and we offer free cloud compute to make development accessible to everyone. Unfortunately, this also means dealing with abuse, such as proxies, file streaming services, cryptomining, and brute-force attacks, which degrade the experience for all. By enforcing system-wide limits, we can focus on providing a more powerful experience for our users.
If you’re concerned about reaching your monthly data transfer limit, here are some ways to optimize your Repls:
- WebSockets: Decrease the frequency of pings or move to an event-driven system.
- Pingers: Decrease the frequency of the ping or make the payload smaller.
- File-sharing: Consider dedicated solutions for serving video content.
- Proxies: Delete Repls that serve as proxies against our Terms of Service.
The outbound data transfer limits we’re introducing should not get in your way, but if you’re unsure how to optimize your Repls, please feel free to comment below. We’re happy to help problem solve and make sure that you’re unblocked to do your best work on Replit.