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    How much bandwith dose VB use?


    My board only has 170 members and i use around 600- 900MB in bandwith per month.

    If my board were to have 2400 members and Our users have posted a total of 158693 articles how much bandwith would be required?

    I am asking beacuse some told me around 50 gig per month
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  • #2
    It is not possible to accurately predict given the huge number of variables involved. Assume it scales linearly for now, so that would be about 12 GB. However, you seem to be already using a great deal of bandwidth already for such a small user base; make sure you are optimizing your vB settings.
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    • #3
      I will chek that out the only reason is that i ask is that a friend is running a phpbb board with 2400 members 158693 articles and has about 50 guest viewing his board at anyone time tells me that his board uses 50Gig worth of bandwith per month.
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      • #4
        What one site uses has little statistically to do with another. For example, I believe this site has a 1 TB bandwidth allocation each month and there are 76,041 members, which results in 13 MB/user average. In your case, it's 5 MB/user, and in my site, it's 1.6 MB/user. And that doesn't account for guests which are probably the majority of the traffic.
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        • #5
          hard to say as other folks have mentioned

          monthly bandwidith = average page size (including txt/images) x average page loads/day x 30

          and even that is skewed as some page content is cached in browser etc.

          if you have a decent web stats tool provided with your hosting a/c you can see what the most visited pages are and largested pages visited by size etc.

          75-90% of bandwidth usually comes from the top 5 visited pages of ones site i.e. front page is a biggy heh

          Also if you allow attachments to be downloaded from your forum/site that that would add further to your bandwidth tally
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          • #6
            thanks for the info
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            • #7
              Originally posted by badblu01
              I will chek that out the only reason is that i ask is that a friend is running a phpbb board with 2400 members 158693 articles and has about 50 guest viewing his board at anyone time tells me that his board uses 50Gig worth of bandwith per month.

              It will depend on the kind of board he has and what he allows. For example, a forum like this, you dont see too many images uploaded to posts, but on a car forum, there are tons of pics, some of which get linked around to other sites.

              My car forum, Lincoln vs Cadillac uses about 60gig a month but it is very very active. I have also done a variety of things to save bandwidth, such as making it so visitors cant see sigs.
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