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  Post #16 (permalink)   07-06-2014, 10:53 PM
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The most "bandwidth" I've ever went through was 10GB/month, but that is with a large number of views and multiple websites on one plan.

Out of everything, VPS's/Dedicated servers are what cause the majority of bandwidth usage. I've seen VPS's that have 100GB's+ of space used have 90+GB bandwidth usage, and most of the space/bandwidth is for websites that allow downloadable content. To be honest, if your website is using over 5-10GB bandwidth a month, you have a good bit of money/potential money coming from that website. So you should never have to worry about the bandwidth.

You can do math etc, but the best websites are the ones you can't truly measure the traffic because it's growing.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   07-07-2014, 12:07 AM
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To be honest, if your website is using over 5-10GB bandwidth a month, you have a good bit of money/potential money coming from that website. So you should never have to worry about the bandwidth.

You can do math etc, but the best websites are the ones you can't truly measure the traffic because it's growing.
Not in all cases. If there is a downloadable or file available for streaming, 1 visitor can take a rather large amount of bandwidth. If I were to stream a HD movie for example the number of visitors to 'potential revenue' is very low.
 
 
 


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  Post #18 (permalink)   07-07-2014, 01:21 AM
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If you get too little bandwidth you might be hit with overage fees or have your web site shut off altogether. Get too much and youíre paying for bandwidth that you donít really need.
Years ago bandwidth was expensive so you did have to be careful about what you used, but today that's no longer the case and bandwidth ....or data transfer is a heck of a lot cheaper. DC's provide most hosting company's with far more bandwith than their likely to use and this usually gets past on to the clients in hosting plans so the vast majority of clients don't have to worry about bandwith usage.
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This is quite an old thread, so I won't add much.

I always place a limit on any hosting package's bandwidth, although with most sites, good luck with reaching that limit, you're doing something well and getting lots of traffic.

The reason for this is that I like to discourage Warez sites and other software download sites taking the mickey. Warez are against our T & C, but as our packages offer large chunks of diskspace we have often attracted these folks, who think they can get away with it, despite us turning them off when we find them. (Usually within the first 24 hours).

Since we started to place limits on bandwidth, such people have tended to steer clear.

Also some 3 years back we had a small distrubution of Linux hosted on one of our small £5 a month packages, that did more than 20TB of traffic a month, which 3 years ago would have cost more than the £5 charged. Whilst this did not damage or overwhelm the server, it damaged our profits.

We've got no problem with hosting such sites, but they have to pay their way, otherwise we go bankrupt and all our other customers would suffer.
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  Post #20 (permalink)   08-09-2014, 12:13 PM
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You will need a Total of 3GB of Data Transfer aka "bandwidth"

why i say you want 3GB?
you dont want to run out if you get more people on your site.
 
 
 
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