Bandwidth is the amount of data you are allowed to transfer to and from your web server per month. This includes all uploads and downloads, both HTTP and FTP. Bandwidth depends on your web page size, as well as the number of visitors to your website and the number of pages they visit.
Bandwidth depends on your web page size, as well as the number of visitors to your website and the number of pages they visit. For an average page size of 100Kb including photos, 2,000 visitors per month, and 5 pages per visitor that website will need about 2Gb of bandwidth per month. We offer a lot more than that.
If you are just launching your website, chances are you will not need a huge amount of space, nor a huge amount of traffic. But choose a host who offers upgrades of space and bandwidth.
Hosting plans have a quota for monthly traffic in Megabytes or Gigabytes. Linux servers automatically suspend websites when they exceed that quota. Our hosting plans are setup to have unlimited bandwidth. But cPanel requires us to set a number
If you watch the control panel for bandwidth use you can see when you need to ask us to upgrade it. e.g. If you have used 90% of quota at 50% of the month you will need an upgrade. If it’s 90% of quota at 95% of the month you should scrape through.
We usually get notified before you exceed the quota and can take action, unless your traffic is increasing very fast on the day.
High bandwidth can result from high traffic and / or images not optimized. If you know that you will have high monthly traffic, tell us. But also optimise your images before you upload them. You can compress JPG images and resize them to fit them on the web page. This allows the page to load faster.