Thank you watching website hosting video tips
from OurChurch.Com. In this video we’ll answer the question, “How much bandwidth does a website
need?” Hi I’m Paul Steinbrueck of OurChurch.Com.
In this series of videos I am answering common web hosting questions. One of the common questions
that we get here at OurChurch.Com is how much bandwidth does a website need? Along with
that do you offer unlimited bandwidth with your web hosting service? Well let’s tackle
both of those at the same time. First of all what is bandwidth?
Bandwidth is the amount of data that is transferred usually over the course of the month. So let’s
just say for example you have a web page that is 1MB with all of its images and so forth
on it. If 50 people view that web page in the course of the month then that is 50MB
of data transfer that’s been used for that one page. So that’s what bandwidth is.
Unlimited bandwidth Now many web hosting companies these days
they are promising unlimited bandwidth with their web hosting services. The fact of the
matter is that it is not true. If YouTube came to them and said, “Hey we want an account
with you for five bucks a month; we want unlimited transfer of all of our videos.” They’re obviously
not going to be able to do that. So what they do is they are just basically
not telling you what the limit is. At some point if you use too much bandwidth they’re
either going to slow down your connection or they’re going to cut you off and discontinue
your account. Now at OurChurch.Com we tell you exactly how
much bandwidth you get with each of our hosting packages. So if your site get’s really busy
and you’re really successful and you need more bandwidth you can just upgrade to another
package. So that is what bandwidth and why we don’t offer unlimited bandwidth.
We hope that if you’re considering web hosting services for your Christian church school,
ministry or business you’ll consider OurChurch.com. Thank you very much.