Legal thief

Having been within the hosting industry I have seen many web hosts oversell their disk space but more importantly their data transfer and ultimately their bandwidth. This article is not about that though as I am sure you can read the horrors of mass overselling on Webhosting Talk but rather more about the oversell of … Read more

Saving bandwidth

If you have ever run a website, you may have run into the issue in which you have run out of bandwidth and either you get overcharged like hell or you get cut off. Well, lucky enough there are quite a few ways that you can save bandwidth and you can see quite a lot of these being applied on Tweaked for your Pleasure. So here are Snat’s tips for being a cheap arse and saving bandwidth.

Compression

This goes without saying. Use compression. If you are using a major CMS or forum script, chances are you can just set up compression within the control panel. All you have to do is set up compression (such as gzip) and it will help you save bandwidth quite a lot. There is a trade-off in that this will use more CPU usage which may piss your web host off but in most cases, it won’t.

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