traffic...??

  • Meron
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Hello,

I have a question.
I have this host called: plushosting.
I have 120 M and 3 G traffic.
But the problem is I don't know what traffic means.
Now I am getting an e-mail saying you exeeded traffic.
So I called this plushosting and they say traffic means the
people who enter your site. And now because I have this
3 G exeeded I need to upgrade.
My question is: is this true.?? is there a thing called traffic and
is it really the peope who are entering my site??

Thank You
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Yes, there is a thing called traffic. It's also called bandwidth, which is the most expensive stuff in web hosting.

Now suppose you have a webpage that is 80 kb in size with images and everything. So everytime someone browse to that page the host server has to send 80 kb of data to the user. That's how it built up to more than 3 gbs in your case. It's quite normal. But 3 gbs is still too much for a personal website, unless the site is extremely image heavy or has other large files to download. You should try to reduce those large file sizes and stop letting other people download them unless it's really necessary.

Usually Bandwidth is measured every month, counting from 0 everytime. So if you don't feel the need to buy bandwidth for now, you can wait out the month and your webpage will be avaliable again next month. Or you can even buy 1 gig of bandwidth for just this month. Most hosts have option like that. 1 gig additional bandwidth costs anywhere from $6-$12. But if you fear that this would happen on a regular basis, you should consider upgrading your host package. Don't forget about reducing the file sizes and not letting people download them at any case.
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I know the traffic on my site includes the traffic I self generate when I am working on my site.
Up- Downloading files via a FTP program.

Normally this won't generate so much data, but once I was busy making several full backups (home, and two at work) and this one time I exceeded the traffic limit.

Of course uploading a 80K page does not do much for the limit, but in my case working several times with the full up- and download of ca. 150MB did generate a lot traffic.

Good Luck..
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Post 3+ Months Ago

aha.....I understand..
But it's not a personal site.
It's a site for my village.... and it has a forum.
So is it wise for me to upgrade...
(the upgrade is to 6 G) is this enough??

Thanks For your help... :)
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Upgrade to 6gb if you really think it's the real users and forum members using up the bandwidth. But if you are using up 3 gigs in 20 days now, seems like soon you will have to upgrade to even higher package.

When your site is up I will take a look and try to determine what is really causing so much bandwidth usage.
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So.... is there a way that I can look up my own
traffic....??

This is my site.... with forum....and church site ( srry...it is arabic)

http://www.bahzani.com

http://www.bahzani.com/phpBB2/index.php

http://www.bahzani.com/Church%20Site/index.html


These adresses are all on one host.

It is a total of 50.29 M

Not very much..... :? So what is causing so much traffic???

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No emails? your charged trafficfor sending and recieving email. Spam does kill.

There is a way to disable bots or crawlers that crawl your pages for search engines, spammers looking for email accounts and what not. I'll get off my but (hope someone else finds it) and find out what it is.

All your webspace being scruitized by bots would take 60 visits though. The hell with the host switch.
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Perl,
My first impression was that it can't be real visitors. Your forum is member only and has only about 2000 posts. I have'nt been to all the pages, but two things made me think, yes, it could be the real visitors. See, you have a top banner made in Flash. Which is 503KB. That is just outrageous for that kind of animation or whatever. The point is two visitors will cost you 1 MB bandwidth. Then you have the image slide show in flash. The flash is dynamically loading the images. So I can't really tell how much bandwidth they are costing you. But each image is no less than 100Kb, judging from the quality of them. That'd cost another 600/700 kb/visitor I guess. In short, your website has a LOT and LOT to optimize. I think, primarily, it is the lack of optimization that is causing the bandwidth wastage.

At any rate, your host must have provided you with a traffic analyser/site statistics like webalize/awstats. Take a thorough look into that from the cpanel.

Sunday,

What are you talking about. Visits from the bots are the best thing a webmaster can hope for! Who on earth would deny access to the bots! Anyway, I don't think it's the bots. Bots simply don't have access to that much content on that particular website.
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So..every time some one enters the site... the WHOLE site
has to load?? When some one only enters the forums...does that mean
the flash slideshow also has to load..? And this traffic...is it cleared
every month..? or is this staying for the rest of my host acount ( 1 year)?

I've got an e-mail from my host offering me extra traffic:

1 extra MB = 0,07 Euro

Isn't that expensive..??

And if I don't pay is it possible for my host to temporary close my site.
For example every night?

Thank You for your help..... :)
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No the wholde site does not have to load for everytime, unless the user disabled caching in his browser.

The rest of the questions actually should be asked to the host, not me. Every host package differs. Your question depends on what kind of hosting package you bought. Go through host's documentations carefully or email and ask them.

And as I said, bandwidth is the most expensive thing is hosting. So be careful how you utilise that.
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Thank You very much for your help....

I called my host and they sponsored me...
They upgraded my traffic to 5 G..
And they upgraded my MB to 120...
All for free...
Thanks for telling me about traffic...
It is an important thing to know in the world of internet...


:)
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Very nice. Looks like your host is very cooperative.

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