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just got space. need help

bandwidth/disk space/hits? what's the difference

     
8:13 pm on Sep 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm new to this web stuff and just got host space and have a question. I get 200MB disk space, 8gig bandwidth/and unlimited site hits. I don't understand because I thought you considered how many hits you would get to decide on bandwidth. Please define for me...
8:41 pm on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I hate to keep buggin' but can anyone help. I know this is an easy one for most of you...
8:44 pm on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Well, you don't get unlimited hits. But consider two scenarios

1. your pages with headers and everything are 1KB. With 8GB you get 8MB of hits.

2. Assume that your pages are movies that take up 4GB. Now you get two hits per month.

Some hosts may give you 8GB, but limit you to 100,000 hits because there is overhead to each request. I've never *heard* of a host that does that, but some might. What your host is saying is that they only measure bandwidth, not hits. As long as you stay under your 8GB, you get as many as you want. In all probability, if you get more than 8GB of hits, they have a surcharge. Your server shouldn't go down. 8GB is pretty good for a small site though, so I don't think you should worry or care unless you're serving up sizeable download files.

Tom

8:46 pm on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I think I get it now.