# What the meaning of Bandwidth 15 Mbps

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by samozain, Jun 24, 2012.

1. ### samozainRegistered Member

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I want rent Reseller from justHost and they wrote justhost.com/cgi/info/reseller ( The Bandwidth is 15 Mbps ) ??

So what the meaning of it ?

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Mbps means Megabits per second. 15 Mbps means that you will be able to download (or upload) data at a speed of 1.875 megabytes per second. In this case it is the maximum possible speed, so your downloads (or uploads) won't be any faster than this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_rate_units

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Mbps, Gbps, etc are different from Mb and Gb. In the original question, 15 Mbps refers to the link speed. For the information on how much is your monthly data transfer, you must look in the plan description, or send them an e-mail, if it's not listed. At least I couldn't find it on that link.

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This means that your bandwidth is not limited per amount of traffic but by the speed of it.

So this means:

15mbitps converted to MByteps = 15 / 8 = 1.875 - This is the amount of data that you can upload/download per second.

1.875Mbyteps x 60 seconds per minute x 60 minutes per hour x 24 hours per day equals 158.2 GByte

If we calculate it monthly that means that you will get 4746GB of traffic if you use every second the maximum capacity.

This is a very high amount of traffic unless you plan to run a upload/download site or video/audio streaming site.

In case you want to run a video/audio or upload/download site in this plan, you will have maximum 10 users simultaneously watching video uninterrupted, there will be not enough traffic for the 11th user.

Just in case, I own a hosting company where i offer unlimited bandwith and 100mbps traffic