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  • What does bandwidth mean?

    What does bandwidth mean? May I end up paying extra if I exceed the limit.

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    Re: What does bandwidth mean?

    All activity served from your website constitutes data transfer. For example, every time a web page, image, midi file, mpeg video, email, etc. is loaded or transferred from or to a server, data transfer is generated. For example you are on a Basic Hosting plan then this means that your data transfer (bandwidth) limit is 50 GB. So what does this 50GB mean? It means that if you have a 5MB big mp3 file on your web site then every time it is downloaded your bandwidth limit will decrease by 5MB. After itís been downloaded ten thousand times (5x10000=50,000MB=50GB) then you will run out of data transfer. I hope this makes sense.

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    • #3
      Re: What does bandwidth mean?

      Just thought I should add to this, if you exceed your monthly bandwidth, you will receive charges for it. There is a setting in your myhosting.com control panel to automatically de-activate your site once the bandwidth limit is reached so that you don't incur any charges. To set this up, follow the steps below:

      1. Log into http://support.myhosting.com
      2. Click on Site Management
      3. Click on Site Settings
      4. Click on Data Transfer Used
      5. Click "Review/Update your Data Transfer billing preference"
      6. Choose the first option, "I authorize myhosting.com to deactivate...." and click Update.

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      • #4
        Check this link:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandwidth_(computing)

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