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    How big is yours?

    So apparently my literature site exceeded it's bandwidth limit today. Hopefully I'll have it back up in an hour or so but its kinda upsetting.

    Anyways I can't access my stat program, only my raw access log, so I downloaded my raw access log for today so far, thats only 9 hours worth of log.

    It was 230 mb and had over 1,200,000 requests in it.

    Those are HTTP request, and not page views, but damn. I was suprised.

    This is probably why I don't use a log analyzer for stats, loading that 230 mb file into a text editor was enough to almost take all of my system resources - I'm sure trying to analyze it on the server would cause all sorts of problems.

    I don't know how I had this bandwidth problem, I figure either a robot went crazy or I got some media coverage somehow, last I checked I wasn't in danger of reaching the limit.
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    well my design site (which isnt made up of too many files really -- only 5 pages or so) gets about 27,000 HTTP requests a month and about 300mb transfer, I dont think I have direct access to the raw log though...

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    about 1-1.5 gb a day

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    Originally posted by platinum
    gets about 27,000 HTTP requests a month and about 300mb transfer
    Yeah, but that's only because you constantly hit refresh your browser to fool the hit counter. :-p

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    Thats requests for all files remember -- its not really that many

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    I average 150,000 downloads a month with an average filesize of 1.9mb on the site.

    I am on a network so I am not sure what the exact transfered bandwidth/month is.
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    Originally posted by platinum


    Thats requests for all files remember -- its not really that many
    No kidding, but 1,200,000 in 9 hours is still a ton.
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    I was actually refering to my stats

    I'd kill for stats like yours

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    HTTP requests don't mean anything if the files are small. It's total amount of bw usage that matters. Imean, it goes to the age old question, which weighs more? A ton of bricks or a ton of feathers? If you have 150,000 HTTP request for 3 kb files, your bw usage is only 450,000 kb ( or 4.5 mb)...see?

    Anyways, Aspen...I too would kill for stats like yours. Perhaps downloading the 230 MB log file didn't help much?

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    nah for some reason FTP Doesn't count towards bandwidth totals.
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    Well, my bandwidth usage is 3248.46 MB. I don't know if that's cumulative or what, but it's what my CPanel says.

    Anyway, Chris, it looks like your site is back up. I guess having all those search engine bots working their magic really showed the ill-effects this time, huh?

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    Well I installed a zipping utility tonight that cuts the average page by about 60% - so I think I'm good.

    In febuary I used 5.5 gb of bandwidth, so far in March I've used 15.5 gb. This is with roughly the same amount of traffic. I don't get it. Its like no one is caching images or something.
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    Originally posted by aspen
    In febuary I used 5.5 gb of bandwidth, so far in March I've used 15.5 gb. This is with roughly the same amount of traffic. I don't get it. Its like no one is caching images or something.
    Do you have hotlinkers blocked?
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    I've got nothing to hotlink. Most of my bandwidth is text.
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