I was wondering if 533GB monthly transfer was decent and if someone could use somewhat of an analogy to explain what thats like, eg."a large site like theverge.com might so something like 3tb monthly".
Thanks in advance.
It all depends on what you are doing with the VPS. 533 GB per month gives an average usage of 19.077 GB per day. Another way of looking at it is that bandwidth would support an average of just over 13 MB of data transfer every minute.
If the VPS is just serving web pages, that's about 650 hits per minute (assuming a 20 KB page size). If the VPS is serving up video, a 30-minute, standard definition .MP4 is sized about 150 MB. Five hits every hour will pretty much use up all that bandwidth.
That sounds pretty good.
It's actually just webpages and a teamspeak server that runs constantly.
Would teamspeak be a huge strain?
Teamspeak(provided you have average of upto 50 users on it all the time) hardly uses any bandwidth.A bandwidth of 100-200 GB would be more than enough solely for that purpose.If the website is just with limited audience like for a gaming clan or traffic is not much, 533 Gb would be more than enough for teamspeak and website combined
If you are already running those websites, you should be able to run a traffic analysis to show what is your average and peak bandwidth usage. The big guesswork is how much it spikes if the content ever gets slashdot'd !
Don't bother wasting money on things you don't need. I've heard nothing to suggest you need anything more than a VPS. A CDN is more than likely an overkill unless you are running into network issues. Your requirements don't seem out of the ordinary. We can speculate all day on how much bandwidth you need, but the only way to find out is to monitor your monthly usage.
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I was using theverge as a high traffic example. I run a fashion magazine. My goal is not to 'have a site like theverge'.
However, I have used MaxCDN combined with cloudflare, but now only use cloudflare, as MaxCDN's pricing structure has changed.