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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PHOTOBUCKET HOSTING RULES

What are the new limits?

Some of our members will be restricted to 25MB of hosting bandwidth per month beginning June 1, 2019.

Who will these changes affect?

These changes will affect any member who hosts images from their account using more than 25/MB per month. These changes, which will only affect only a small percentage of our members, do not apply to our intermediate and expert plan subscribers who will continue to enjoy unlimited hosting.

Why are we charging for excessive hosting?

Please see our blog to better understand why we are making these changes.

Are you Hosting Images?

You are if you have posted an image from your Photobucket account to a blog, forum, social media site or other website using either an HTML or IMG link.

What happens if I go over my limit?

If you use more than 25MB of bandwidth in a month, your hosted images will be watermarked and blurred. To restore hosting privileges, simply purchase either an intermediate or expert plan subscription plan which will not only give you unlimited monthly bandwidth but also larger image storage limits.

↓ Here is an example of a blurred and watermarked image ↓

How do I determine how much bandwidth I'm using when I host?

Beginning June 1, you will be able to monitor your usage by logging into your account on our fully updated and improved website.

How is the new unlimited hosting priced?

Hosting is unlimited once you purchase an intermediate or expert plan, however, pricing is also determined by the total storage in your account. For example:

Example 1:

Hosting Bandwidth Used in a Month: 20MB
Total Photo Storage Used: 2GB
Total # of Photos in Storage: 200
Cost: Free

Your hosting bandwidth is below the free threshold of 25MB per month. Since your utilized photo storage is less than 2.5GB or 250 images (our free plan limits), you can continue using our totally free plan.

Example 2:

Hosting Bandwidth Used in a Month: 900MB
Total Photo Storage Used: 2GB
Total # of Photos in Storage: 200
Cost: $6.99 per month

Your hosting bandwidth is above the free threshold of 25MB per month. Even though your utilized photo storage is less than 2.5GB or 250 images (our free plan limits), your plan will cost $6.99 per month to continue hosting images distortion free. This is the cost of our intermediate plan which includes unlimited hosting bandwidth and 250GB of storage space for up to 25,000 photos.

Example 3:

Hosting Bandwidth Used in a Month: 900MB
Total Photo Storage Used: 300GB
Total # of Photos in Storage: 30,000
Cost: $11.99 per month

Your hosting bandwidth is above the free threshold of 25MB per month. Since your utilized photo storage is more than 250GB or 25,000 images (our intermediate plan limits), your plan will cost $11.99 per month to continue hosting images distortion free as well as storing all of your images. This is the cost of our expert plan which includes unlimited hosting and unlimited photo storage.

Lock in future pricing now!

Photobucket pricing will increase in January 2020. Upgrade to a discounted yearly plan to lock in your low pricing for 12 months!