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    How much Bandwith do I need?
    I think i would be best making small niche sites, how much bandwith and disk space should a 10-30 page site need? The goal for the site is to make ten dollars a day, using affiliate marketing and Adsense.

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    I'd get about 50-75 GB of Transfer to begin with, anks106. Some places you can get 75 GB of bandwidth (with 5 MB of webspace) for $4.95 or less... PM me if you need directions.

    ALSO: Don't aim at making just $10/day. Dream BIG!!

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno - RussianLegacy
    I'd get about 50-75 GB of Transfer to begin with, anks106. Some places you can get 75 GB of bandwidth (with 5 MB of webspace) for $4.95 or less... PM me if you need directions.
    are you sure you mean 50-75GB and not 5-7.5GB? My base plan is 2GB and HTTPMe charges $75/month for 60GB

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    Bandwidth really shouldn't be an issue. If you have 1000 pages views a day at 50KB per page, that's 50MB per day or 1.5GB/month. Most hosts allow considerably more bandwidth than this, and few websites get this much traffic.

    If/When you get to the point where you're getting more traffic than your host allows, you should be able to easily afford a dedicated server. Most dedicated server plans allow 1000GB or more in transfers.

    If/When you outgrow a dedicated server, you should be doing well enough to have your IT staff research a distributed solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ
    are you sure you mean 50-75GB and not 5-7.5GB? My base plan is 2GB and HTTPMe charges $75/month for 60GB

    They must offer a lot of features or something that I don't understand, because that's pretty pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpal
    They must offer a lot of features or something that I don't understand, because that's pretty pricey.
    I've never used them, but I understand some users here do, I guess you get what you pay for

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    For a 10 to 30 page site, if it's not heavily laden with graphics or unusually lengthy text and coding, 1 GB of bandwidth should be quite enough to handle a few hundred visitors a day. You should be able to find a hosting plan in the range of $5 to $7 per month. And if your bandwidth allowance starts to run out before the end of the month, it's always easy to upgrade for an extra $2 or $3.

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    "I'd get about 50-75 GB of Transfer to begin with"

    Well, if you have 100,000 or more visitors a day to start with, yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ
    are you sure you mean 50-75GB and not 5-7.5GB? My base plan is 2GB and HTTPMe charges $75/month for 60GB
    Yes, I am sure, TJ. It is 75 GB of bandwidth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate_Chicken
    "I'd get about 50-75 GB of Transfer to begin with"

    Well, if you have 100,000 or more visitors a day to start with, yep.
    Never set your goal at earning just "a little bit" every day or drawing just 100-1000 visitors to your site every day... DREAM BIG! And, after all, if you can get something as good as I've described for under 5 bucks, why not go for it but limit yourself by 5-7.5 GB of bandwidth?!

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend...

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    Mindful, Geno, of the fact that many folks who are just starting out here wound up in this position because they NEED to make more money. In many cases a $5 or $10 per month bill is all it takes to prevent them from getting started in the first place. For some, even the $8.95 domain name purchase is a big leap. "Dream Big" is a good policy, but big bills may not manageable until the Big Dreams have become manifest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate_Chicken
    ...In many cases a $5 or $10 per month bill is all it takes to prevent them from getting started in the first place. For some, even the $8.95 domain name purchase is a big leap. "Dream Big" is a good policy, but big bills may not manageable until the Big Dreams have become manifest.
    Chocolate Chicken, I do agree; and I am not here to promote anyone's hosting. Yet, here you seem to contadict your own earlier statement that said namely this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate_Chicken
    For a 10 to 30 page site, if it's not heavily laden with graphics or unusually lengthy text and coding, 1 GB of bandwidth should be quite enough to handle a few hundred visitors a day. You should be able to find a hosting plan in the range of $5 to $7 per month. And if your bandwidth allowance starts to run out before the end of the month, it's always easy to upgrade for an extra $2 or $3.
    So do you think that $5/month is a lot (even for a beginner) or do you not?

    Geno

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    It certainly doesn't seem like a lot to me. Show me any offline business you can get into for less than that. Even most "work at home" scams require an up front payment of $30 or more.

    I think more people get into web sites and Internet marketing because they're passionate about a particular subject (with money being an afterthought), rather than getting into it just for the money. I could be wrong, though. Sounds like a good Poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    It certainly doesn't seem like a lot to me...

    To me - neither...

    BTW, did you get my e-mail, Michael?

    Geno
    Last edited by MichaelColey; June 4th, 2005 at 03:05 PM. Reason: Fixed Quote

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