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    Exclamation Bandwidth-->Urgent

    Hello, I am regestering my business soon and last night I sent a small email to a web host asking about a possible partnership. Today I got a reply email :

    Dear Michael,

    Thank you for your email. Your offer sound quite reasonable. Before we confirm can you please send following information:

    1. How much web space you are looking for your site?
    2. How much bandwidth you may need for your site?
    3. How many clients do you expect that will sign with us for hosting?
    4. Are you going to send them to us directly?
    5. Or will you prefer to resell the hosting services directly to them through us and making some profit? (this one sound better, isn't it?)

    Have a good Good day


    Should I just times my expected bandwidth by the day (x 30) and add a bit more?
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    Not sure - they might be asking for total bandwidth, but it's more likely they want to know about excpected concurrent use - how much bandwidth do you need at any given point in time - so they know how fat to make the pipe.

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    I replyed with 6gig I hope that it isn't to much or to less though.
    I can only hope I can pull this off. If I do then I will no problems programming any serverside as they have everything enabled. check out their page http://www.m6.net

    I thought it quite funny that I'm calling my business M5 interactive and they are M6 hosting
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    Well it depends on how many sites you have, and what those sites contain.

    For example - my work site is mostly text, with some images and .js stuff, but no audio, video, flash or anything else like that. We get roughly 1000 hits per day with an average load per page of ~120k For this, we have a 64kpbs pipe.

    6gig (i assume you mean 6 gigabits per second) is loads - probably far too much; but then I don't know how many sites this needs to serve

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    In my return email I said 6000 megabytes per month.
    Which is roughly 6 gigabyte. Does that change anything?
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    Bandwidth per month and available bandwidth per second are not the same thing - I was talking about the latter, whereas you're talking about the former

    In that case - 6gig per month is not very much at all. I'd suggest 6 gig per month for each individual customer's site would be conservative - 10gig per site would be safer.
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    I see...
    Next chance I get I should ask for more bandwidth, that is if they decided to take me up on my partnership offer.

    bandwidth is the total size of the html page + images loaded?
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    yes - bearing in mind that it's in kilobits per second, not kilobytes - 8bits = 1 byte - so a 100k page would use 800 kilobits of bandwidth.

    If you currently have a website - does it provide any bandwidth stats? That's useful information.
    Last edited by brothercake; 07-18-2002 at 05:25 PM.


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