View Full Version : Bandwidth ? forJen or RKI's
August 19, 2001, 06:53
I'm just an ignorant carpenter, so bear with me on this one, please.
Is bandwidth sold by the minute; say, like phone cards? Do "we" purchase a "block" of time/width each month? Or is it more like cell phone billing, where you get so many mins., then it costs alot more?
Would NOT re-posting pics in a responding post save bandwidth? DO we have better "rates" in the "Images" section for high-density data?
Just wondering how to save this elusive bandwidth, and what I (we all)could do to assist.
August 19, 2001, 09:18
Good question. I'll go one further. Jen, can you add something to a post that would allow it to automatically be erased after a certain time period? You know, when we post a new topic, give us the option to check a box, that allows us to have our post go away, after a given time. You set the time period, say, 5 days or something.
Also, would it help if we did a search on our own posts from the past and deleted them?
August 19, 2001, 13:46
Bandwidth is the amount of data transfered during the course of the month. The amount of data transfered every month for this site ranges up to almost 100 Gigabytes (for comparrison: 1 3.5" Floppy Disk is approx 1 Meg, 1,000 Megs = 1 Gigabyte, 100,000 Floppys = 100 Gigabytes).
Our bandwidth useage varies but the trend is that more and more is used each month. Bandwidth is used every time you request a page from the site (The Text, The Images, Anything Else on that page that is sent to your web browser uses bandwidth). This is why I have some of the images hosted on another site/server (FNFAL.com) that has bandwidth to spare - To reduce the bandwidth useage on this server by using the excess on the other.
To remove posts like you mentioned would require a lot of work. I basically suggest that if a post was something only you wanted to know, and isn't of general interest or usefullness, then go thru and remove it at your discretion.
I am presently archiving posts into multiple archives to keep the board running smoothly (It can't handle searches on much over about 10,000 posts in a forum). That's something I need to do asap on the General Discussion Forum and will likely do tonight. Anything older than 90 days will be archived.
August 19, 2001, 19:27
They're measuring my bandwidth useage as the amount of data transfered per month and not the percentage of the pipe that's used.
I'm sure they're being charged for their pipe as you defined however. That is pretty standard for direct pipe connections like that.
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