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Your math is right, but 1 MB/month is obscenely low.
Most cheap host ISPs offer gigabytes per month, and not just a few.
Yes, you multiply each file length by the number of times its accessed.
Then add the totals for all files, pages and images, what have you.
The access log file I download every night is usually 1 MB or more,
NOT counting visitors to my site. -Larry
you will need to read the terms and conditions of the host you are with, one of two things will happen
1. you will be billed extra for the bandwidth that you use - often it is cheaper to 'upgrade' to a higher account than to pay the extra bandwidth.
2. they will turn off your website/account until the next month (unusual)
a) Service is cut off entirely until the next month.
b) Service continues, but you get billed extra for the overage, and usually at a higher rate.
c) Host ISP offers you an upgrade for a few bucks more per month.
Option (c) is usually the cheapest, and best done ahead of time. -Larry
Everywhere ELSE but webmastering, 'bandwidth' is used properly to mean
thruput capability in bits or bytes per second.
The term has become so confused and corrupted in website land, that
I have all but given up setting it straight, and so have most host ISPs. -Larry
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<TITLE>509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded</TITLE>
<H1>Bandwidth Limit Exceeded</H1>
The server is temporarily unable to service your
request due to the site owner reaching his/her
bandwidth limit. Please try again later.