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How do I estimate my web site's monthly data transfer?
Posted by Support on 20 December 2007 06:12 AM
Try using the following formula to estimate your web site's monthly data transfer.

Don't forget, this formula excludes any extra drains on your bandwidth usage, such as a spike in visitors to your web site, downloading files from your web space by visitors, or other abnormal usages. [Average size of your web page(s) + any graphics included within] * [number of visitors you expect each day * number of pages each visitor will view] * [30 days in a month] = Total Monthly Data Transfer Usage. For example: if you had a site with 30 pages averaging 8 KB each, 50 KB worth of images in each page, and 50 visitors each day who viewed an average of 4 pages, you would have the following formula:
 
[8 KB + 50 KB] * [50 visitors * 4 pages] * [30] = 348,000 KB

So we would be using 348,000 KB, or approximately 340 MB, of bandwidth each month. Well within the limitations of most basic hosting plans.

Note:

The term bandwidth refers to how much data can be moved at one time from a web server out onto a network and across the Internet. Data transfer (AKA bandwidth usage) refers to how much data/information is sent to or received from your hosting account on the server over a specified period of time and in most cases data transfer is measured monthly and for outgoing data only.
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