View Poll Results: What is your actual usage?

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  • Less than 1gb of disk space and 10gb of bandwidth

    35 56.45%
  • Less than 5gb of disk space and 100gb of bandwidth

    12 19.35%
  • More than 5gb of disk space and 100gb of bandwidth

    15 24.19%
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  1. #1

    What is your actual usage?

    What is the actual disk space and bandwidth usage of your web site? Please also make a post how much you are paying for the disk space and bandwidth that you are actually using or planning on using, not your allocated disk space or bandwidth

    I know an average user barely uses 1gb of disk space and 5gb of bandwidth.

  2. #2
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    For my personal site, has mostly images, > 5GB disk space ~10GB/ mo of BW. Baby plan at HostGator.

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    I am using 10mb of space, 20-30mb bandwidth per month. My plan is 750mb space and 20gb bandwidth. I pay $5.99 /mo. for it. I suck at math so I won't try and determine how many pennies I am spending on my small usage.

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    I don't even know how much space and about 250GB of transfer (sometimes more).
    All spread of different shareds, resellers and VPS's. About 50 domains.
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    Cool

    I voted on behalf of our "average" customer who uses less than your minimums in the poll, even though they sometimes think they will need much more and sometimes pay for more but their actual usage shows they could be on a smaller plan.
    Of course like anybody we have customers on the higher end but I'm talking about the overall average if you looked at our total infrastructure usage divided by total # of customers.
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    Less than 1 gig: I wonder if I will ever use that much.

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    Crissic's site as a whole including the forums support center main site and blog use close to 2GB of space.

    From the 100 or so shared clients, on average they don't use more than 500mb of space.
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    Ahh! Good post. Another interesting read here is:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=565498
    and there have been quite a few more that got buried.
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    I have an account from dreamhost and 1and1.
    Been suspended for "overuse" from 1and1 once.
    Never from DH.
    I max out my bandwidth/disk on DH often. Not one complaint.
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  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Procyon View Post
    I have an account from dreamhost and 1and1.
    Been suspended for "overuse" from 1and1 once.
    Never from DH.
    I max out my bandwidth/disk on DH often. Not one complaint.
    So you are using 500gb of disk space and 5TB of bandwidth on DH? May I ask what type of web site you are hosting with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali View Post
    So you are using 500gb of disk space and 5TB of bandwidth on DH? May I ask what type of web site you are hosting with them?
    it's mostly creative commons music mirrors/etc. no dynamic usage.
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    For every website I own personally, the following category is fitting to their usage combined.

    "Less than 5gb of disk space and 100gb of bandwidth"

    Quote Originally Posted by CrissicSolutions View Post
    Crissic's site as a whole including the forums support center main site and blog use close to 2GB of space.

    From the 100 or so shared clients, on average they don't use more than 500mb of space.
    Not that it's too big of a deal there, Skylar, I would not reveal the number of clients you have.
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  14. #14
    Everyone who votes, can you please post how much you are paying for the allocated disk space and bandwidth?

    Are you happy with your web host?

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    Vote: Less than 5gb of disk space and 100gb of bandwidth.
    Pay For: 15gb of disk space and 100gb of bandwidth.

    I actually use about 200mb of diskspace and 30-35gb bandwidth (I have a software download site that hosts much of the software (freeware/abandonware) locally.

    Am I happy with my host ImageLeet: Yes. Without a doubt

    The reason I have a higher package than I use is because I was on a lesser package (Shared - USD $7.99/$9.95) for a round a year with fantastic reliability but, increased it (reseller USD $25.49) purely to show my appreciation of the reliability of the host as I considered them worth more than I was actually paying
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    my forums currently uses 1656MB space and about 10 to 12 GB bandwidth monthly. MyBB is quite lite on bandwidth
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    I noticed above that Dreamhost seems liberal on bandwidth, this is also what I've seen in other posts here.

    At this time I don't have any account with them, since I ended up having accounts with a couple of hosts and it became a mess.

    Instead I got a reseller account with Hostgator. Although I have maybe ten sites on that account I don't use much resources, I think no more than 10 Gigs of b/w per month.
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  18. #18
    Hello Ali,

    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali View Post
    What is the actual disk space and bandwidth usage of your web site? Please also make a post how much you are paying for the disk space and bandwidth that you are actually using or planning on using, not your allocated disk space or bandwidth

    I know an average user barely uses 1gb of disk space and 5gb of bandwidth.
    This is sort of a trick-question, as a lot of users are running more than one site using more than one account.

    So, for my own part it depends on which website you ask about. I have sites that doesn't even use 1 GB of traffic per month, and those that use approx 500 GB per month.

    But, I'll go with the last option in your poll

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    I am using hosting from yphost.com and its satisfy my small hosting needs. although everything is unlimited and um-metered but my usage is very less, Really Getting Traffic without paying is Hardwork.
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  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik View Post
    Hello Ali,



    This is sort of a trick-question, as a lot of users are running more than one site using more than one account.

    So, for my own part it depends on which website you ask about. I have sites that doesn't even use 1 GB of traffic per month, and those that use approx 500 GB per month.

    But, I'll go with the last option in your poll
    What type of web site are you hosting that is using up 500gb per month, and how much are you paying to host it?

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    I'm with Crucial Web Host's Split-Shared plan.

    I have one active site on there right now, my blog, which uses 11GB~ per month. Pretty much all of that is burnt on the image thumbs that accompany each post.

    Going to be launching another site soon which I anticipate doubling that within a few months, so I'd say I sit squarely in option B.

    I know I'm allocated a lot more bandwidth than I need, but that's largely because I like the safety net of not hitting overages should I get the digg effect, have a popular download linked to from a lot of sites, etc. I more look for a host that gives me a nice safety net and then examine its dynamic page generation speeds and stability.

  22. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali View Post
    What type of web site are you hosting that is using up 500gb per month, and how much are you paying to host it?
    It is a forum with some media files. (music bootlegs) I pay approx 130 USD per month for it, though this is not the only site on that box (unmetered) - so I don't know how much I'd say that this site is.

  23. #23
    Webhosting is a low bandwidth service... untill you get into media files and stuff like providing downloads on your website... things like that

  24. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik View Post
    It is a forum with some media files. (music bootlegs) I pay approx 130 USD per month for it, though this is not the only site on that box (unmetered) - so I don't know how much I'd say that this site is.
    I thought you were going to post that you were on one of the $5 plans

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    i voted according to our users average usage, most appear to be running at <200mb disc and maybe 3gb bw at most, in saying that i have one site that uses a mere 19mb and some running at around 600mb, at 5.00 for a gb of ds and 10gb trans
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  26. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali View Post
    I thought you were going to post that you were on one of the $5 plans
    Sorry to disappoint you, but I used to have the media files on Dreamhost - so "I kind of did"

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    I'd be very curious to see someone do a small survey, asking how much people pay for their hosting, how much space and bandwidth they are provided, and how much space and bandwidth they actually use.
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  28. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by AmyWilliams View Post
    I'd be very curious to see someone do a small survey, asking how much people pay for their hosting, how much space and bandwidth they are provided, and how much space and bandwidth they actually use.
    Such a survey would only be valid if it is targeting certain market-segments. What I am saying by this is that an individual looking for "the most GigaBytes for the buck" (or in your case per GPB ) can't be realistically compared with a customer looking for a more robust "enterprise-like" webhosting solution.

  29. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali View Post
    Everyone who votes, can you please post how much you are paying for the allocated disk space and bandwidth?

    Are you happy with your web host?
    i voted for the first choice, as that is my usage now, but my usage of disk space increases anywhere from 5MB-10MB per month, and my bandwidth has the potential to increase monthly as well, though to date i haven't exceeded 7GB in a one month period. i currently pay $4.95 per month on a 2 year prepaid contract. i am beyond unhappy with my current host.

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    mine varies..

    personal site - 550mb / avg 1-2gb/mo
    reseller - all sites under 1gb / all under 15gb/mo
    mp3 mix site - 12gb / avg 100gb/mo

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    I voted Less than 1gb of disk space and 10gb of bandwidth

    However I don't think the poll is relevant because WHT members are usually expert, heavy users. I mean the percents are not representative for the "real" users segmentation.

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