Build Website But Watch Out Bandwidth

When we learn to construct or create our site, often there’s warning that bandwidth (or the lack of) can break your site. This is true of course but we will need to check out the context for which it is given.

If construction sites can be likened to building and designing home improvements, then bandwidth is similar to opening your doors to people following the house improvements. . .except you can’t control the amount of visitors coming to your dwelling!

It’s all good and well that we can use open source content management system to construct our websites and the expense of hosting is fairly fair. This is particularly suited to professional firms like attorneys. But is there enough bandwidth when our internet home opens?

You may cleverly design your small connected (web) home full with (CMS) features/facilities such as a barbecue section, an area for table-tennis, a small jacuzzi and a comfortable lounge area for comfy chit chats.

Bandwidth should nevertheless be looked at below a different context.

Do you think 100 pages of the page type is sufficient to define your website to get (at least) the initial period? That means your website totals about 1mb (100pages of 10K each).

How many Gbs would you have in a month? Say 3gb a month.
You’ve got 100mb bandwidth each day.

Assuming each visitor visits each page on your website. This means your internet home can take about 100 visitors (100mb bandwidth split by site 1mb) daily.

If every visitor only visits half amount of (50) pages, then you may take up to 200 daily traffic. If every visitor just checkout 10 pages, then your website can take up to 1000 visitors every day.

1000 visitors each day and every view 10 pages is truly a very substantial number. It means there are 10,000 page views every day or 3.65million page views per year. As a sign, Malaysia Central, the leading online information resource relied upon by thousands Malaysians daily, listed over 20 million page views this past year.

In fact, most private or small business sites won’t require more than 1GB of bandwidth per month.

Just be a little more careful if we have picture files as this takes more bytes business websites Malaysia.