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How much bandwidth do I need for a server?

Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:38 PM

Hi, I'm all new to anything that is Server related, so when the marketer at a hosting site asked me how much bandwidth I would need, I honestly just dropped my jaw in pure confusion. I have never needed to calculate bandwidth.

I was wondering if someone could link me to a thorough well detailed tutorial that gave you the ins and outs of bandwidth for a server. Just by being a programmer I'm guessing it depends on the size of pages I'm loading for the viewers to view, the number of viewers I have for that website, and the number of websites I'm hosting on that single dedicated server.

Someone with thorough understanding in this field please help me out.

Thank you,

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Re: How much bandwidth do I need for a server?

Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

I suppose it really depends on what you're going for. Obviously, if you're hosting movies or music on your site, you will need way more bandwidth than if you were just hosting text.

Here's a fairly short, but informative article: http://www.urban75.org/tech/q006.html

EDIT: although it might be a bit outdated, the article is from May 2004
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Re: How much bandwidth do I need for a server?

Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:53 PM

Thanks, you have helped me I shall hit the "This post was Helpful!" link
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