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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by JasonG, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. JasonG

    JasonG Regular Member

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    okay so I just received an email that said...

    "(my website) has reached 80% of its bandwidth limit (401.42/500.00 Megs)"



    I am a newbie to websites and hosting, so what in the hell does that mean, how will it affect my site if it hits it's limit, and how do I fix it?

    Thanks will be given.

    Jason
     
  2. MrDetails

    MrDetails Regular Member

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    Once you reach your bandwidth limit your host is just going to cut off traffic to your site, that's the way most hosts are going to act anyway. You should try contacting your host directly and asking what you can do about it and what they do if you reach your limit.
     
  3. hardcore1

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    I sure hope you're not paying for that hosting, 500mb is brutal!
     
  4. Lancez

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    If you exceed 500mb then your site will be suspended
     
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    Bandwidth is like a container and your website is like a tap. If you keep the tap open for a while, all of your water will be consumed.

    Whenever a page is loaded, it renders html, images, javascripts, CSS etc whatever is on your webpage. All this rendering consumes your bandwidth.

    So, if you have a heavy graphics sites or your page receives heavy traffic, you will soon run shot of your available bandwidth.

    Whenever you will reach the threshold, your website will stop displaying.

    You can fix it using less graphics on your site or buy additional bandwidth from your hosting provider.
     
  6. JasonG

    JasonG Regular Member

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    yeah, I am paying for it - hostgator reseller hosting - $24/month... can you guys suggest a different hosting company that has better reseller hosting? Like I said earlier - I am new hosting/websites... and I aggree - I have only had like, 100 visitors to my site and I am planning on going well into the thousands with unique visitors - which needs increased bandwidth right? So, 500mb is not cool for what I am doing...
     
  7. z3zim4

    z3zim4 Newbie

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    You can use this tool to analyze possible problems with your site: http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/
    ;)
     
  8. hardcore1

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    Why not just get the hostgator baby package with unlimited bandwidth and space for something like $9.95pm???? Are you actually reselling hosting, or just using it for your own sites?
     
  9. JasonG

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    well, I just started flipping sites, and with the reseller hosting, I am able to have the WHM and set up separate cpanels for each site that I am gong to sell - it makes it a lot easier when it comes to transferring the sites to the new owners.
     
  10. MaxWeber

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    my advice is to log in and reset some of your bandwith restrictions for this month of June 2010, and look at what was used in May 2010, and then have an intelligent guess at what what the best way is to re-distribute your resources for the coming month, and then check it periodically, so that you do not have any down time, or slow loading on your money sites.
     
  11. hardcore1

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    ahh right I understand it, thanks for clearing that up.
     
  12. appleman

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    fact is you need GB's of bandwidth... even shared hosting offers this most places

    hosts that offer 500 megs are expecting you to never use your site
     
  13. bluecrab

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    If you reach your bandwith they will suspend your account unless you pay them for additional bandwidth.

    I use shooting star hosting they don't offer reseller at this time but unmetered bandwidth and a lot of space at a next to nothin price lol.
     
  14. JasonG

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    okay - quick update - I feel like an F'in retard, but I misread some things and turns out my hosting allows me 500 GB of bandwidth (which I believe what I am doing will be sufficient) and I can just go into the backend of the sites and change the bandwidth allotment for the site.

    Thanks for all the advise and help fella's.
     
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    500 mb it's too bad for now, you can only make a few page about reseller, then it will end up exhausted :(
     
  16. lickmeloose

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    Get Hostgator, 10x better
     
  17. appleman

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    yeah 500 gb sounds better.. if you check out cpanel yourwebsite.com/cpanel you can check the stats to make sure your not going over your limit etc