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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2000


    I was discussing the bandwith usage of a dedicated server that was going to be used for hosting with a salesman from alabanza. He said that each server package comes with 50gigs per month bandwith. With the price they are charging for the server it equals $8 per gig.

    I did some number crunching and found that if people were using most of the bandwith I allowed them to have I would be loosing my but off.

    I asked him how was offering the following packages (they use alabanza):
    $14.95 with 3gigs/mth
    $24.95 with 5gigs/mth
    $34.95 with 7gigs/mth

    At that rate thery are selling the initial package at $5 per gig. Now if most of the clients used nowhere near their limits then you could make a profit. They said this is usually the case but I have my doughts.

    My question is how much can I expect my clients to use of their allowed bandwith on average?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Alabama of course
    Although I'm not an Alabanza host, all but 3 of my clients use under 1gb bandwidth per month .

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Hilliard, OH
    I am an Alabanza based host and that is typical. Also, remember that the "bandwidth" is actual transfer, not by the "95th percentile rule" so it is not actually that expensive. I have clients that use under 100 meg per month. Most are well under 1 gig.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Christiansburg, VA, US
    We are also an Alabanza host and also find that most clients don't use their bandwidth allotment per month. If you have enough clients you may very well reach 50gigs a month but for most clients it should not be a problem.

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