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mollasadra
10-09-2005, 06:23 PM
hi
i have a computer at home with a static ip and a fast connection (arround a meg per sec) so i setup a apache server running mysql.
i can get to my site by typing my ip (i also got a subdomain name from no-ip)
now that i am online i wanted to know something:
what is my traffic limit? i mean if i put a fairly big file (like 600 mg) for download, how many people can download it at a time? will my computer crash if there are too many connections or will my internet connection get very slow? (how do those big hosting companies calculate the traffic limit for their servers?

thanx

JamieR
10-09-2005, 06:41 PM
Hosting companies use on-server software to calculate/limit bandwidth for accounts. In terms of defaults, your server won't have any bandwidth limits unless you impose them. Your connection would become very slow with a load of people downloading a 600mb file from a 1mbps line - most web hosting companies employ multiple 100mbps lines.

mollasadra
10-09-2005, 06:58 PM
thanx for the reply
so how can force those traffic rules (let say each person can only download a file at a time with a speed of 100 mbps). i mean is it a server side script that does it or is it like configuring the server?

and btw if two people download that 600 mb file at the same time what will happen?(will the downloading speed just get reduced or will something else happen?)

oracleguy
10-10-2005, 02:39 AM
and btw if two people download that 600 mb file at the same time what will happen?(will the downloading speed just get reduced or will something else happen?)

Yeah, it will just slow down.

jon.php
10-10-2005, 02:41 AM
The download speed would get reduced I believe, but I don't think it would be noticable on a 100mbps line. Also, I believe all those kinds of scripts are server side. I used to know the equation for how much bandwidth you have but I can't remember it now lol.



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