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Data Transfer or Bandwidth Traffic

Data transfer or bandwidth is the amount of information that your visitors download from your site. Each time someone visits your site the information contained on your website is transferred from the web server to your visitors computer over their internet connection.

For example let’s assume the following:

  • Each of your visitors view 4 HTML pages each visit.
  • Your HTML pages (including images) average 30 kB each.
  • You get 500 visitors each week.
  • Your site will then transfer 60 000 kB (4 x 30 x 500) each week (i.e. 60 MB per week).

A monthly traffic limit is the amount of data or bandwidth that you are allowed to transfer in any given month. Generally if you reach your traffic limit your site will either become unavailable until the beginning of the next month or you will be charged for each MB of traffic that you move over and above your traffic limit.

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