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geo-redirection script bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by saladino2004, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. saladino2004

    saladino2004 Junior Member

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    Hi Guys, i want to know how much bandwidth a simple geo-targeting script take if i will receive large amount of traffic? like for example cpaclickz.com
    can i host it in free hosting and will handle all the traffic redirection? or a shared webhosting with 45 gb bandwidth/month?

    i think it doesn't take so much bandwidth since no one actually visit a website or load images...etc?

    thanks
     
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    jascoken Senior Member

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    A geo-redirect script won't use any bandwidth in itself; it's just a database look-up based on IP to re-direct to another URL. If it has tracking facilities and pings or contacts another URL, then it could add to bandwidth.

    If you get really high traffic, they can hit the system resources a bit, due to the Database look-ups etc. But my PHP geo-scripts run in less than 1/1000th of a second, and I use them embedded in the page to simply show different HTML etc.
     
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    MatthewWoodward Senior Member

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    Bear in mind that if it does have a bottleneck then your visitors/traffic wont stick around much longer than a few seconds for the destination to load so you may end up wasting money on traffic.
     
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    And that's the crux of it...

    ...and it's why I do geo-recoding, rather than geo-redirection. The page it lands on contains the geo-code and displays different HTML depending on the geo-source. It doesn't redirect to another page or domain, so there is no increased load/search-time. Jumping to another local page can be safer, but jumping to another domain entirely can really slow down access if the server bounces are slow.
     
  5. saladino2004

    saladino2004 Junior Member

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    so it's ok to host it on free or shared hosting? i usually get 5000 u.v per day
    and the redirect works as following : if the visitor from us then redirect him to this url# and if it's else! redirect them to this url##

    thats it i just dont want to purchase a hosting just for this script only you know, it's all cpa stuff