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    Is this normal bandwidth usage?

    My proxy list has been running online for about about a month. I decided to just check my awstats and was surprised by the amount of bandwidth it used. It was more of a Happy surprise rather than a shock.
    After 10,000 hits my website had only consumed a little over 2 gigs.
    Is this normal for a Proxy list?
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    Doesn't seem that unusual to me.
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    Yea, compared to proxy sites, proxy lists use no resources

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    Download your site and you'll see it is about 170kb (html/css + images + js)

    175kb x 10,000+ hits = 1.6 GB

    Obviously it should be less since it should be saved into the cache folder to avoid having to load pages, images, css and js files again to load pages faster and save bandwidth. However 2 gb per month is really not that much considering that any reliable webhost nowadays would give you at least (300 GB bandwidth) for a couple bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge05r View Post
    any reliable webhost nowadays would give you at least (300 GB bandwidth) for a couple bucks.
    That's not true at all.

    300GB is a lot of bandwidth, especially for 'just a couple of bucks'. Most web host's sell VPS with 300GB, and not for a 'couple of bucks'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    That's not true at all.

    300GB is a lot of bandwidth, especially for 'just a couple of bucks'. Most web host's sell VPS with 300GB, and not for a 'couple of bucks'.
    I agree. Those with 300 gb of bandwith for few $ are pure oversell.
    If you ever decide to use 300 gb you will get suspended.

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    2 gigs in 30 days is nothing. My forum averages over 100 gigs every month. So if your at 2 gigs a month, that is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    I agree. Those with 300 gb of bandwith for few $ are pure oversell.
    If you ever decide to use 300 gb you will get suspended.
    I'm talking from my own experience and from more than 30 clients I've hosted for the past 4 years. I've been with hostgator, only 1 time it was down for like 5 minutes and I've use up to 100GB without any problems at all.

    They offer unlimited space which is not a problem at all, the problem is other features like cpu usage, inode usage and processes that are not unlimited so when you reach that amount of bandwidth (100s -300s GB), although you can use more bandwidth the cpu usage would go over the limit and you'll have no choice but to upgrade to a vps or dedicated.

    A regular website (not proxy, warez, downloads, photos) using 300gb bandwidth is probably getting approximately more than 1 million hits per month so It's obvious it should not be allocated in a shared plan.

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    Sites like Hostgator are able to oversell like that because they have the financial abilities (smaller hosts can't do that). Regardless, you'd probably get suspended for using too much CPU before you use too much resources with the Unlimited plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge05r View Post
    I'm talking from my own experience and from more than 30 clients I've hosted for the past 4 years. I've been with hostgator, only 1 time it was down for like 5 minutes and I've use up to 100GB without any problems at all.

    They offer unlimited space which is not a problem at all, the problem is other features like cpu usage, inode usage and processes that are not unlimited so when you reach that amount of bandwidth (100s -300s GB), although you can use more bandwidth the cpu usage would go over the limit and you'll have no choice but to upgrade to a vps or dedicated.

    A regular website (not proxy, warez, downloads, photos) using 300gb bandwidth is probably getting approximately more than 1 million hits per month so It's obvious it should not be allocated in a shared plan.
    Then that is cheating of customers. If they say 300 gb they need to keep their words no matter what. Otherwise they need to sell it on different way, by saying that everything is unlimited except CPU usage. And they need to made they offers according to CPU usage not bandwith or space...

    Since it is obvious that you will be CPU intensive if you use 500 gb of traffic monthly....

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