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@Steve...what is BANDWIDTH??? (Read 1068 times)
Hokey
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@Steve...what is BANDWIDTH???
Oct 21st, 2003, 7:57am
 
Steve, m8, I bought a cheapo website for only $4 per month. For that, I got a domain name and  50 Megabytes of disk space.
I only used JUST 8.67 Megabytes with 41.33 Megabytes, yet by site has BEEN PULLED off the Internet by the server because I exceeded Bandwidth Usage this month 2095.49 Megabytes.  Angry
 
I don't understand it m8, what the heck is bandwidth? How can I have all 41.33 Megabytes left, yet I have exceeded something. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
 
How do I put it right, or do I have to wait until the month is up???
 
Thanks, m8, for your help in advance. Smiley
 
Hokey. Wink
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Re: @Steve...what is BANDWIDTH???
Reply #1 - Oct 21st, 2003, 9:17am
 
Hiya m8
 
$4 a month is very cheap for a website!
 
A quick description of bandwidth is the amount of data that is passed thru the server to the internet. You should always try to get server space which has either 'unlimited bandwidth' or get one which offers as much bandwidth as you can afford to pay.
 
For example if you have a 1mb file on your site that is downloaded 50 times, the bandwidth used (passed from the server to the net) is 50mb. It doesnt matter if the file is a .zip, .gif, .jpg or a html page it still counts to the bandwidth count.
 
2095mb of bandwidth is a reasonable for a small website, our forums use about 3 times that amount in a quiet month.
 
The only way to fix it is to buy additional bandwidth from the hosts, or wait until the next month!
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Hokey
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Re: @Steve...what is BANDWIDTH???
Reply #2 - Oct 21st, 2003, 10:04am
 
Thanks, Steve. Wink
 
I thought I may have to wait for the next month. I was gonna pull my credit details and get my money back, but I dunno.
 
Thanks. You have explained it...a bit more. Grin
 
Regards, Hokey. Smiley
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