Bandwidth and Your Managed Server

How Much Server Bandwidth do I Need?

Have you taken a look at the bandwidth numbers that come with managed server listings? Bandwidth is a huge point of managed servers that you must take a closer look at when finding ways to get your hosting needs maintained well enough.

Bandwidth is a total measurement of the limited amount of data that can be transferred at a particular time. A bandwidth that your server uses is generally measured based on a certain amount of data within one month of use.

Here’s an example of what you might get out of your managed server. Let’s say that you have one terabyte of bandwidth to use in a month. This means that you can one thousand gigabytes of space around your server during that entire month.


Is an Unlimited Bandwidth Server the Answer?

This might sound like a large amount of data, but you have to make sure you keep under your maximum limit. You will no longer have access to a server for a certain period of time once you meet the maximum. This means that you have to avoid using more data than necessary just so you can keep your link as secure as possible. You won’t be able to access your server until the next billing period comes along.

You may end up paying more money each month for server access if you have a higher bandwidth limit attached to your account. You could also get an unlimited bandwidth total, but that will be even more expensive. That unlimited option should only be used when you have a large amount of data to work with every single month.

There are times when bandwidth can also be a measurement of how much data can be carried through a server within a very specific time, traditionally listed in bits per second. For example, a site that has a bandwidth of 10 megabits per second should be able to move around 10 MB of data within one second.

Don’t Underestimate Your Usage!

The total value could vary based on what’s included. The total should be checked appropriately in accordance with what you want to use and how much data you have to take in from all the people who use your managed server account. You must make sure the data you get on your server will be set up to where you won’t use more data than what you can afford to take in at a given time.

Contact the experts at Localweb if you have any questions about server selection and bandwidth!