Know How Much Hosting Space and Bandwidth You Need - How to Reduce Web Hosting Bandwidth
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You just received a higher than normal monthly bill on your credit card for web hosting. Your hosting company explains that you exceeded your monthly minimum for “bandwidth usage” and suggests reducing the size of your web site files.
- What is bandwidth usage?
- What does bandwidth mean?
- How much bandwidth do you need?
- How can you reduce bandwidth usage?
Let’s discuss each of these topics in more depth.
What is “bandwidth usage?”
This refers to the total amount of information that has been served to your web site visitors each month. Every file on your Web site has a specific size (e.g. 22K). Every time a visitor downloads that file, your bandwidth usage goes up by that amount.
The larger the file, the higher the bandwidth usage when it is downloaded. The more traffic to your site, the more bandwidth you will use.
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