Website Hosting FAQ's
How much data transfer will my site need?
It is always nice to believe that as soon as you build a new website and launch it, you will have a million visitors a day. In practice, we find that a data transfer allowance between 5 and 10 times your disk space allowance is more than enough for the majority of sites. The allowances in our hosting packages are designed to provide sufficient data transfer for the vast majority of our clients.
If you do have a very busy site that requires more data transfer than our standard packages allow, we can provide a package customised to your individual needs.
What is the difference between bandwidth and data transfer allowances?
This is a very good question as marketing information often uses the two terms to mean the same and different things. Both terms measure the amount of data transferred over a given period of time, so they are, technically, the same!
However, it is conventional for bandwidth to mean how much data can be transferred at the same time, while data transfer allowances are usually a measure of how much data can be transferred over a longer period, e.g. a month.