Msg#: 4556 posted 10:01 am on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
one of my site exceeds it's bandwith usage limit, yet it's not even near the end of the month.
before the limit's reached, i've noticed a suspicious increase of bandwith usage. the CPanel interface says we have used over than 5 gigs just for this month! then i check the out stats to look for a suspect, and end up finding out that for the past few days there have been a heavy activity from googlebot. about 300mb per visits!
this site is a phpbb forum. i know about the trouble that the bot can run when crawling forums, but is this normal? does anyone have similar experience?
well, if so. where can i complain about this? the hosting company? any enlightment will be very appreciated.
geez man, getting out of bandwith this early really suxx!
Msg#: 4556 posted 10:17 am on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
My limited experience is that its much cheaper to pay a few bucks more for higher bandwidth than to pay overages after the fact. Both are better than simply getting shut down of course.
5000MB/300MB means Google can wipe you out in 16 or 17 crawls. They must be deep crawling, something a lot of people here would welcome. I would just pay the extra pennies for higher bandwidth service. -Larry
what is the googlebot hitting that is causing so much bandwidth usage? It can't be all HTML, right? If it's hitting images, just block off your images folder in the robots.txt file and the bots won't pull down all your images.
What is the googlebot hitting that is causing so much bandwidth usage? It can't be all HTML, right? If it's hitting images, just block off your images folder in the robots.txt file and the bots won't pull down all your images.
Images are spidered by Google Imagebot not Googlebot.