Reduce Bandwidth for phpbb site

  • ccb056
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Does anyone have any suggestions for reducing bandwdith for a phpbb site? I've already disabled signatures and avatars, and I've taken out the comments from the templates. I can't use gzip becuase the server already gzips everything going out. Im paying 5 dollars a month for 5 GB and I'm very close to the limit right now.

You can find the link in my siggy.
  • OldSocks
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you keep going like that you are surely going to ruin your visiotrs experience at your site.

Why not pay 10$ a month and double your bandwith? :P
  • David
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Its just the visitors going too you're site, which is using the bandwidth.

Some hosting places do cheap bandwidth, if you want your members to benifit.

David
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You should be *glad* that you are exceeding your bandwidth!

The only options I see are:
1. Ask visitors not to come back so frequently ;)
2. Purchase some extra bandwidth

If your forum is a non-profit org, you may want to send out an announcement to your members explaining your problem.... and ask for a small donation to help you continue offering your services. With 71 members, you could ask for something very reasonable - like $1 - and get enough money to purchase some extra bandwidth,

Just a suggestion - Hope this helps.
  • luchtzak
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I must admit that 5 gigabyte is not alot if you want to run a popular phpbb-forum .... I suggest to change provider and invest a little in hosting.

greetz,

Bart
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah, 5Gig/mo is not, however, it's a lot compared to how many posts you're getting - you seem to be getting a lot of people viewing, but not many posting...

ReptileRooms.com is currently using about 18Gig/mo, and receives around 20,000 unique visitors per month (around 8,000 unique page views per day).

ReptileRooms.com isn't even a very busy site either, Alexa ranks it around 350,000.

I would definitely look for a better hosting package somewhere.
  • b_heyer
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I get five gig a day :-p

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