Bandwidth hosting refers to the amount of data your website will transfer on a regular basis–in other words, the traffic that visits your site. Data transfer is measured in gigabytes (GB) per period–day or month, for instance–and varies greatly. Some hosts offer 40 GB per month, while high bandwidth hosting plans may offer unlimited bandwidth.
Can High Bandwidth Hosting Be Too High?
The amount of bandwidth your site requires can be calculated easily. Multiply the number of visitors (per day) by the number of pages they visit, and then by the size of your web pages. Obviously, this number will range tremendously between personal sites and those of large businesses. Some claim that most businesses don’t need more than 50 GB each month. If you don’t need more than that–but you’re paying for it–you may be throwing money down the drain.
At our company, home of the perfect hosting solution, our “One Plan” hosting package allows a maximum of 5 GB of traffic each day, or 150 GB per month: it’s one of the highest bandwidth hosting plans around, and month payment, it’s one of the most affordable. In fact, our plan is rated number one for value, reliability, and performance. You may find other hosting packages that offer more bandwidth–check first if you really need it–but their monthly rates can be five or 10 times what ours are.
In addition to allowing high bandwidth, we also provide you with the tools to handle that traffic. Bandwidth reports, web statistic analysis, and up to five databases help you sort through the traffic visiting your business’s website. We also include a number of email, design, and marketing features in our comprehensive plan to help you develop your business to its fullest; it’s all part of our award-winning package.