Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

Posted by raredog in Techie Stuff, ... | 01.28.2008 - 9:54 pm

I have seen this error message so many times on my website that I almost think it was my welcome message to my visitors. lol! For those who doesn’t know why it appears instead of my site, it’s because I have consumed/reached the maximum bandwidth alloted by my hosting company for one month. And the error page “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded” would continue to appear as long as my assign bandwidth would not increase or until it resets back to zero on the first day of the succeeding month.

Good thing that my host increased it twice this month, or else you won’t be seeing this post. Imagine my original bandwidth plan with my host is 10GB (Most personal or small business sites will not need more than 1GB of bandwidth per month) That is big enough for me for the meantime. But in my site’s case its different. Imagine it have gobbled that 10GB in just 5 days! (main cause – some php script) Then my host gave me an additional 5GB to play with, nice host duh! So it’s up again, I can now do some tweaking while its up, but to no avail, the additional 5GB was munched again by my site in just 3 days. (15GB depleted in just 8 days WTF!)

So there goes again the cute error message! (remember migraine boy, bwahahaha) I let my site down for 2 days so that I could relax and think. After that I asked/begged my host for 5GB more, so all in all that would be 20GB. (enough for 5 – 6 small websites).

Luckily my host gave it to me, and luck was on my side because I have found the solution to that problematic php script through my online friend Dyu. He just paste the code on my YM and tells me to replace the existing code with it.

After replacing the code, I monitor my site’s bandwidth and it seems to slow down a bit. (It’s almost 18GB++) But then I have to leave for some team-building activity in Iba,Zambales for 3 days January 25 – 27 – I can’t say no because I’m one of the gamemasters (for 4 consecutive years now, but that’s another story hehe!)

That would be strictly nature trippin, no internet access there for me to monitor my site, wahhhh!. I was thinking when I got home after 3 days, its either I would see “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded” again or it would be my site’s landing page. And voilah! after typing at the address bar this evening I’ve seen my site in all it’s beauty and glory!!! Checked the bandwidth on my cpanel, and was startled that it doesn’t even reaches the 19GB mark! Yippee the code works! 😆

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You could try hosting some of the images on a free host to use less bandwidth. The script sounds like the main problem if you useing that much in 3 days something is wrong.

Yes, and photobucket is the one I choose to be my image host.

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