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  • How much bandwith does vbulletin eat up?

    I'm wanting to know how much bandwith these message boards eat up before I purchase one. So say I get 1,000 visitors a day to my board how much bandwith would that eat up. Considering I'm not hosting any images or junk on it but just the board.

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    depends on what layout your vb has

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    attachment max size and number of attachments in vB forum

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    avatar image max size

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    number of pages per visitor

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    size of each vB page (with gzip compression/without gzip compression)

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    amount and size of email sent from the vB system


    i.e. a guestimate

    with gzip compression

    (1,000 visitors/day x 10 pages per visitor x 25kb per page) = 250,000 kb ~ 0.2384GB/day or 7.39 GB/mo excluding attachments that are viewed and/or number of emails and size of them sent from vB system

    without gzip compression you can times it by 2 - 4 fold
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    • #3
      Re: How much bandwith does vbulletin eat up?

      Originally posted by smutking
      I'm wanting to know how much bandwith these message boards eat up before I purchase one. So say I get 1,000 visitors a day to my board how much bandwith would that eat up. Considering I'm not hosting any images or junk on it but just the board.
      1000 visitors a day + how many pages viewed? + using gzip?, no images? i would guess 2-3GB/month, but im no expert.
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      • #4
        About 20gigs month on gmpowertalk.com . .. 80,000 posts nearly and well over 1 million requests per month, and about 2,000 members with 50 signed on nearly all times and 115 on max. But, I have quite a bit of uploads that are going to soon be killed when I start a new photo service.
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        • #5
          I eat all your bandwidth

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          • #6
            I'm on a 10gb plan, the highest I get was last month - 9.7gb - which was a bit too close!

            I know we have the potential to grow a lot bigger, but I dont think I can afford it
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Martz
              I'm on a 10gb plan, the highest I get was last month - 9.7gb - which was a bit too close!

              I know we have the potential to grow a lot bigger, but I dont think I can afford it
              ouch your pushing it.. that was a close one,
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              • #8
                This also depends a lot on the amount of traffic the site sees.

                Using Gzip, and VERY small file size VB images (I created them myself, and each is around 500 bytes), with pretty conservative options set, we are currently maxing out a 1 MBPS trunk at peak usage times, and averaging around 300 GB/month bandwidth. Then again, we also have a couple of hundred users online at any given time as an average....so it is all a matter of scale.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Asendin


                  ouch your pushing it.. that was a close one,
                  January wasn't much better, we did nearly 12 GB, and the past 2 days its crept up to 620+mb per day (= around 20gb at that rate) :O
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