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    Sgt. Joe Friday frank3iii's Avatar
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    Can anyone give me some idea of the bandwidth needed for a smallish site (say 100 pages) served by datafeeds, and getting between 150 and 300 hits a day?

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    Very small.

    Assume 50k per page. Assume 5 pages per visitor.

    So 50K x 5 x 300 hits = 75meg or approx 2.5 gig a month. Add / subtract for robots and graphic files if they are pulled direct from the merchant.

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    Sgt. Joe Friday frank3iii's Avatar
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    Thanks. Just exactly what I needed to know.

    Is it safe for me to assume that a medium sized size needs a minimum of 20 gig?

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    Gary,

    I don't know about that.. seems to me it will be thousands of dollars a month...

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    Frank

    20gigs is huge....one of my sites averaging 2,000,000 hits per month currently runs around 8 gigs.

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    20gigs is indeed tons! I think you (Frank) misread Gary's "2.5 gigs/month". That's, Two and One-Half Gigs. Not twenty-five.

    Five gigs would give you twice the min., plenty of room to play with for a site of that size. Do remember that it *should* gain more traffic as time passes, so pick a host where you can increase your "bandwidth package" when the time comes instead of paying for overage. Or just pick one that gives you lots in the first place.

    @Gearshopper--As for cost, no--not thousands! Far from it, even for 30 gigs! Despite how some people holler, bandwidth is pretty cheap *as long as the plan you pick gives you enough to begin with*. Overage--the amount used over and above what your plan allows--is where some hosts have it get costly.

    I certainly don't pay any "thousands" for my 12+ gigs/month. Far from it! I'm not in this just to feed the server place... (The plan allows for 30 gigs, so no overage charges.)

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    Sgt. Joe Friday frank3iii's Avatar
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    Thanks to you all!

    Once again, you demonstrate your understanding of what a beginner needs.

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    For "budgeting" purposes, I always suggest 1Gb for every 10,000 page views. (You have to guess how many pages per visitor).

    However, I actually get 22,000 page views per Gb pretty consistently, but it's best to overestimate because there are normally penalties for going over the quota.

    I've got some pretty decent sites only using up 0.5Gb per month.

    HOWEVER, I'm a great convert to using reseller accounts. I have a 20Gb/month account that I can create as many domains on as I like, and I can resell the hosting to others (hence "reseller"). Prices for these vary, but this one costs me about $700 a year and gives me huge flexibility to have a mix of BIG sites and tiny sites. If I build a site and it flops in visitor terms, all I lose is the time I've spent and the price of the domain name, because I don't need to buy a seperate hosting package for each domain.

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