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Bandwidth requirement

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I would like to see if anyone can give me a ballpark figure for what bandwidth would be required in a month for a 20 user connection average using phpBB

I don't know how hard this question may be to answer so just throwing it out to see to know what hosting limit I would pay for to get what I need.

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What do you mean a "20 users average"? Do you mean there's a total of 20 visits per month (which is very low), or having 20 users online at any time (which is very high)?
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- szo2 - wrote: What do you mean a "20 users average"? Do you mean there's a total of 20 visits per month (which is very low), or having 20 users online at any time (which is very high)?


20 users online average at any time..
no.. not visits per month.. that would be way low.. :)

When I say average.. I know sometimes there would be 30-50 on at one time.. but at night it might be less than 10.. which is why i said 20 average.. hope that makes the question a bit clearer
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Well I think that is similar to what this board gets. Maybe some admins could take their statistics out...
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Post by xanas3712 »

- szo2 - wrote: Well I think that is similar to what this board gets. Maybe some admins could take their statistics out...


Yeah that would be fine... this forum is a bit more than 20 but at least then I would know a good figure to guestimate by.. It's 3:30 here and we still have 28 on during low end time. I've seen over 100 on here before.. so.. I'd say it probably averages 50 anyhow.
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Post by Die_H2k »

my site is using almost 11 gb bandwith in the first month..installed two forum
one with 500 members and one forum with 1200 members

in the forum that 500 members installed attachments mods

1200 standard

my site gonna closed i think.. cos the hosting site only give me 10 gb a month :(
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Post by Gud »

Die_H2k wrote: my site gonna closed i think.. cos the hosting site only give me 10 gb a month :(


Make a liter template then ;)
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Gud wrote:
Die_H2k wrote:my site gonna closed i think.. cos the hosting site only give me 10 gb a month :(


Make a liter template then ;)


lighter template can make bandwith more lower ??
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Post by Kylecool »

To be honest, it's hard to say. Depending if you have GZip on, what types of templates, how many images, if private messaging is enabled, and a lot of factors. It's hard to give a ballpark figure. I'd try, but I only have a couple of users on my forum. :(

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Post by Gud »

Die_H2k wrote:
Gud wrote:
Die_H2k wrote:my site gonna closed i think.. cos the hosting site only give me 10 gb a month :(


Make a liter template then ;)


lighter template can make bandwith more lower ??


Yep.

If you remove all the pictures and put text there instead, it wouldn't be as loaded.
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Post by ickie »

I own my own server and I host many other forums and what you are asking depends on alot of things, lol, ( like how much a car cost) well all I can say is that my site+forums which has 300-900 visits a day runs about 5 GB's per month, IL2 which is a gamer site+forums has about 3500 visits a day , uses 40 GB's per month, and CFS forums, a flight sim site+forums has 2000 visits a day and has a big download section, uses 50 GB's per month. I hope this helps.
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And tell us, how do you afford half a Datacenter? 8)
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if you were refering to me , well i sell bandwidth and space, lol, it all pays for itself. anyone can do it, all it cost is alittle up front and a good credit card.
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Post by thayne »

I'd say if you are concerned about bandwidth turn on Gzip and choose a lite theme with fewer, and smaller images. The main trade off with Gzip is it will put a bigger load on your CPU, that may or may not be a problem.
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