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    How to determine how much bandwidth I need?

    Certainly a newbie question here. (Couldn't find the answer utilizing the search feature.)

    How much bandwidth (which I think means monthly transfer??) would I need to host the following static (I believe that's the term??) site:

    wowway.com/~eamus/eamus.html

    Some clues to the answer:

    For now, it's just a single page linking to a store (I may move the entire store in the future.) I think its just 539KB in size (<1MB) and it gets on average 123 page views/day (peak around 190 over the last week) and 76 unique visitors/day (peak around 113 over the last week.)

    Maybe the answer lies in simple math, but I'd love someone to walk me through it.

    Thanks ahead of time.

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    Well, most hosts dont sell less then 1gb at a time, so 1 gb would be plenty...
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    Thanks for the quick response. That's what I believed had to be the answer - 1GB. But, I'm still wondering what goes into the equation for future reference.

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    Well, take page size times views per month...then add on some for peaking...thats all to it for a single page...
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    The answer would be: average page size*average daily page views*30 days=bandwidth/month needed. However, browsers usually cache images or even whole pages, so less bandwidth might be required for repeat visits. Generally though, that formula should give a fair estimate.

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    Just back in the neighborhood and decided to say thanks. Still very much a newbie, but getting by w/ help like this.

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    Now that's a cool thing to do! You're welcome eamuscatuli!

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    someone coming back and thanking a WHT user that is great

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