WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Can I reduce the amount of data transfer my site needs?

A. Usually yes. Try to optimize all the graphics on your site. Many GIFs don't look noticeably worse with fewer colors. Don't duplicate graphics files, let the browser cache them. Try to clean up your html by using relative paths, short filenames, fewer extras, and reducing the number of spaces and new lines.

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Q. Do you suspend my account if I exceed my bandwidth limit for the month.

A. This is done automatically by the server software, yes. However, if it appears that this is caused by a routine traffic increase, and not by some illicit site use, we will immediately re-enable your account. If you exceed your limit for more than one month you should upgrade.

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Q. Does e-mail or FTP count toward my bandwidth limit?

A. Yes. All FTP and incoming/outgoing e-mail traffic counts toward your total monthly bandwidth.

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Q. How can other hosts make money when they offer higher transfer limits for lower prices than you do?

A. They really don't have that many resources to sell, but count on the fact that the majority of sites won't use anywhere close to the full amount of transfer available. This overselling is usually a valid assumption and it is done in many other businesses (e.g.. Airlines overbooking flights). However, we do NOT follow this practice. Instead, all our customers are always guaranteed the full resources contracted, regardless of what other customers are doing.

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Q. How do you calculate bandwidth usage?

A. We calculate bandwidth usage based on your Web, Mail, FTP and other port usage. Usually 97% is by Web, Mail and FTP.

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Q. How good is your server's connection to the rest of the Internet?

A. Your server is with a multiple Tier 1 bandwidth provider in a premium, U.S. based datacenter.

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Q. How much data transfer will I need?

A. Estimate your average page size (including graphic) and multiplying it by the number of page views you expect to have in a month.

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e.g. With an average page size of 50 KB, and around 2000 page views per day, you will transfer an average of 3 GB per month. In this case, you should get a plan with 4 to 5 GB of data transfer limit per month, so you don't have to worry about overstepping your account's limit.


Q. How much does it cost for you to host my web site?

A. This depends on how large a site you have and how much monthly traffic it will generate. The larger these numbers, the greater the cost, as we pay for the resources in the same way. Check our website for the various plans. If you are a beginner, start with the lowest plan. Don't pay for resources you won't use.

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Q. Some hosts offer "unlimited bandwidth". Why don't you?

A. There is no such thing as "unlimited bandwidth". Someone has to pay for the traffic. If your network traffic exceeds a certain fixed amount, or a percentage of their server's capability, they will charge you more or ask you to leave their service (even if they told you it was unlimited). We provide a reasonable amount of bandwidth for a low price, and offer a clear upgrade path.

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Q. What happens if I exceed my allocated bandwidth?

A. You will receive an automatic e-mail message warning you that you have reached 80% of your contracted limit. If it is more than 80%of the way through the month, do nothing. Otherwise decide if this is one-time (we will reset your account if it goes over) or ongoing, and if the latter, upgrade your account.

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Q. Will bandwidth prices fall soon?

A. Bandwidth prices gradually decrease, and we occasionally increase the account limits for no additional charge.

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