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I noticed this morning my picture doesn't apear in my profile and that my website is down. When you go to my site it says "This page has exceeded it's bandwidth for the month". While I appreciate all the hits I am slightly perterbed at my ISP. Should I be?

My ISP is Netcom/Mindspring/Earthlink....do I need to dump these guys? I knew I had a websapce limit but not a "Bandwidth" limit.

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Lots of providers impose bandwith limits, but they usually just charge you more for the additional bandwith not shut you down. I'm not sure what your paying to host your site, but you might check out some other hosting companies. One that is particularly inexpensive and reliable is http://www.rackshack.net or you can go to http://www.tophosts.com and search for others.

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There is a limit to bandwidth. There are only so many digital signals that can be converted into light and transmitted fideroptically. When net traffic is high expect to have bandwidth problems, too many signals and not enough room to transmit all the info.

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Charles,

not knowing your entire situation, I can tell you I went what you are going through with image posting, boards, etc. I finally paid fatcow.com 99 bucks for a year which gave me a 100 mb website with my OWN domain name and allows me 5 ghz of "travel" through my website. So far this month, I am near the 1 ghz of traffic movement, including pic hosting. I asked Bob what his traffic through this site is per month and it was a little over 20 ghz WHICH IS A LOT, but tells you the kind of movement that is going on in the internet. You are probably getting a lot of hits at your website (probably cause of all the bitchin' pics you have there!) and that adds to your "traffic movement". You may want to consider something similar to what I and others have, especially if you plan an increased presence on the net.....

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Bandwidth is the amount of info you transfer in a month. Every time someone loads a post of yours here then they are requesting your picture from your server... using your bandwidth. Providers often charge for bandwidth in blocks... you need more blocks.

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Please e-mail me the Pensacola pic so I can load it on my site. I want my own version, but couldn't snag it this AM.

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I had the same problems on Geocities. I switched to Photopoint and it works fine. So now I use Geocities for my web site, and Photopoint to post my pictures here.

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You made it to the 27th before going over your limit. You almost made it!

You could try running the pics through a graphics optimizer (look for a shareware one). If you cut the number of bytes in the pics by half it will take 2X as long to reach the bandwidth limit.

If you pay someone to host your site you will still need your ISP for the dial up connection. Web site hosts are not ISPs so it will be in addition to what you're paying now.


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