Bandwidth is how much data computers have sent to visitors. This number typically increases steadily throughout the month, and is reset once per month. It is the amount of data transfer that occurs between website and end users, and the amount needed depends on the needs of the business and on the popularity of the website itself.
How can I check bandwidth I've used?
To save server resources and provide everyone with quality web hosting, we do not provide real time bandwidth statistics. But, if you will ever reach 80% of bandwidth limit you will get a notification email. Should you reach 100% of your bandwidth limit, your account will be temporarily suspended until the first day of the next month.
How Much Bandwidth Do You Need?
The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors. Fortunately, we have a formula you can apply that will sort out these factors and help nail down how much bandwidth really need to support the traffic. As long as you do not offer file downloads from website, the following formula will tell how much bandwidth you need :
Bandwidth Formula : Daily visitors x Daily page views x Average page size x 31 x Tolerance number. The formula gets little more complicated if website contain downloadable content : (Daily visitors x Daily page views x Average page size) + (Daily file downloads x Average file size) x 31 x Tolerance number.
Many web hosting companies will offer unlimited bandwidth as part of their web hosting package. However, these offers should be checked out very carefully. Unlimited bandwidth could quite easily translate into, "use what you want, but only the first 10GB is free." Most web hosting companies that offer unlimited bandwidth do so knowing that small business might only use 1GB, only to hit clients with additional hidden costs later when bandwidth use increases. Un-metered bandwidth, is a much more transparent offer. The web hosting company is telling you they do not measure your bandwidth usage; you simply pay the agreed rate and use what you need.