Published on 25th February 2010 – 12 Adar 5770. Last updated on February 25, 2010.
If you have ever ran a website, you may have ran into the issue in which you have ran 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 are able to save bandwidth and you can see quite alot of these being applied on Tweaked for your Pleasure. So here are Snat’s tips to being a cheap arse and saving bandwidth.
This goes without saying. Use compression. If you are using a major CMS or forum script, chances are you are able to just setup compression within the control panel. All you have to do is setup compression (such as gzip) and it will help you save bandwidth quite alot. 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.