Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Bandwidth in Web Hosting

0

Bandwidth in Web Hosting

Bandwidth

The amount of data that can be transmitted at a given moment to a server. The higher your bandwidth, the larger amount of traffic your site can handle at one time.

Bandwidth

The amount of data that can be transmitted at a given moment to a server. The higher your bandwidth, the larger amount of traffic your site can handle at one time.

Importance of Bandwidth

  • A range within a band of frequencies or wavelengths.
  • The amount of data that can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. For digital devices, the bandwidth is usually expressed in bits per second(bps) or bytes per second. For analog devices, the bandwidth is expressed in cycles per second, or Hertz (Hz).

The bandwidth is particularly important for I/O devices. For example, a fast disk drive can be hampered by a bus with a low bandwidth. This is the main reason that new buses, such as AGP, have been developed for the PC.

Bandwidth in Web Hosting

In website hosting, the term “bandwidth” is often incorrectly used to describe the amount of data that can be transferred to or from the website or server, measured in bytes transfered over a prescribed period of time. This can be more accurately described as “Monthly Data Transfer”.

Web hosting companies often quote a monthly bandwidth limit for a website, for example 100 gigabytes per month. If visitors to the website download a total greater than 100 gigabytes in one month, the bandwidth limit will have been exceeded.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

Secure Linux Web Hosting