Jane_Doe - 4:03 pm on Aug 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
You might be getting a million visitors, but it is entirely possible that with a better hosting package, you could be 2 million, because you would not be throttled.
Okay, thank you very much for the explanation. I am checking into throttling with my host now for my one high traffic site.
Update: They say they will send out a warning before doing any visitor throttling, and I have so far never received a warning. I have had my account shut down with a different host before for too much traffic, but in that case they took my site offline, which was actually clearer cut that just possibly throttling the traffic.
The cpanel has CPU usage and memory usage and despite the visitor counts, mine is next to nothing. I don't have any video or scripts or anything that takes a lot of processing.
Are there tools to independently verify site traffic isn't getting throttled? Maybe that is something I would need to worry about in the future.