What is enough bandwidth? To answer this question, you need to ask another one. Where do you see your website in a few years from now and what features will it have? When you have answered this question, you can then determine the answer to the first one.
Bandwidth determines the speed of which your website connects and uploads and is very important to the success of your website. With websites that have nearly instantaneous upload time, people get impatient when having to wait, so they click on another link. This means that you have lost a potential costumer.
You get bandwidth from the web hosting company that you have signed up with. To decide on which company will be the best to meet your websites needs, you will need to research a few.
You can do this by:
– Look at reviews on the internet written by other website owners.
– Read articles written about the different web hosting sites.
– Go to forums and post questions about these companies.
– Go to the actual company’s website and compare each of their offers on bandwidth.
Your aim is to find the best value for your money. When you notice that your site is loading very slow you should consider getting an upgrade from your host. There are always deals to be had on the internet, some specials or promotions, you just have to surf.
A good idea is to purchase a software tool that will monitor your bandwidth and disk space and let you know in good manner of time when your limit has nearly been reached. This way you can look at upgrading when it is necessary.
You may want to look at another option to get the most from your website. This option is VPS (Virtual Private Server hosting). VPS can be independent or an extension of a web hosting company. They provide similar services but on a virtual level.
It is never too early to start looking into optimizing your websites performance. The advantages that will be soon noticed are the speed at which your website loads, the ability you will have to place high resolution pictures and videos on your site that can be downloaded and the greater amount of traffic to customer conversions. All you can do is win, you have nothing to lose.
Bandwith is really important. You will lose clients with slow loading websites.