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Why is Google downloading binaries from my web site and using bandwidth?

Since about mid-August 2014, several Google servers have been downloading all of the (very) large binary files on my web site, about once a week. The IPs all show as owned by Google, and look like ...
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Does using a CDN such as Amazon Cloudfront save hosting bandwidth?

I have a site hosted on a shared server with limited bandwidth. Does using a CDN like cloud front minimise bandwidth usage on my hosting server?
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How can I host videos on one server while using the bandwidth of others?

I have videos hosted on one of my servers, they simple stream from that server direct to users on my webpage using the DivX Web Player. NOTE I can use another player if needs must. Now I'm reaching ...
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Managing a large dynamic website [duplicate]

so I just finished making a website and want to ensure that it could support a given amount of users at a time. I built it on a shared hosting account, but the thing is that my web hoster has a ...
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CPanel Visitors filled with bandwidth thieves

Issue: Strange and seemingly random entries on the CPanel Latest Visitors console, showing IPs accessing image files without any referring URL and not identified as Bots. Background: I have never had ...
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How do you determine when to block an IP address or range of addresses?

When analyzing traffic to some of my sites, I almost always notice a large amount of traffic from obscure sources like Japan, Russia, and other countries that really have no business visiting my ...
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I get huge bandwidth transfer from some unknown bot Unknown robot (identified by 'bot*')

I get huge bandwidth transfer from some unknown bot Unknown robot (identified by 'bot*').There are ways to block it via htaccess or other means. The question is whether to block it for website safety ...
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Is “Unlimited Bandwidth” bad?

I keep reading people saying "unlimited bandwidth hosting is a scam and you should run from hosting companies that offer unlimted bandwidth." While I know nothing is truly unlimited but is there a ...
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Podcast site - Serve audio files with CDN

I am managing a small podcast website hosted on a shared server. Currently there are only eight or nine episodes, each of which are about 50 MB, so bandwidth is not really an issue at the moment. ...
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Does operating a web crawler/scraper use up my website bandwidth?

I would like to operate a website crawler/scraper from my web server (doing so ethically of course). What I am wondering is whether this uses my website bandwidth up? If so how badly and is it ...
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How to calculate Website Bandwidth?

I'm already hosting my site, and looking for another host. So I need to know how much bandwidth my website is using. On my current host I can see only following bandwidth related data: Outbound ...
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Sites bandwidth exceeded but no increase in traffic?

One of my clients sites has exceeded its 6000mb monthly bandwidth quota. I checked Analytics and the site has not had an unreasonable amount of visitors (only 700 in the last month). The site has no ...
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Average of 26 Mbit/s how many GBs/month?

I need to know how many data my server transfer over a month. I know from my control panel only my average Mbit/s daily that is: 26Mb/s. Doing some calc: 26Mbit/s = 3.25 Mbyte/s Daily usage: ...
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Malicious & nonbeneficial IP address blocks (subnets) for AdWords blocking

I'm looking for a list or lists of address blocks / subnets of potentially malicious or unfruitful / known botnets or Google scrapers. The purpose of this is to help to eliminate bot clicks / scrapes ...
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cPanel Monthly Bandwidth Traffic - HTTP Traffic Extremely High

So I have a website/blog which I have hosted with a service which is offering me 2000mb of monthly bandwidth traffic. I recently have started getting a lot of traffic, or I suppose, enough to push me ...
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https (SSL) instead of http for mobile users

I am building myself a new website, out of privacy and security concerns I am contemplating trying to make it https only. It will be mobile-friendly using media queries but I am concerned--especially ...
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How to track inbound HTTP traffic using Plesk 10.4.4?

I am running Plesk 10.4.4 on a Debian 6.0 server. The outbound traffic is being tracked but the inbound http traffic seems to be 0 at all times, i.e. looking at the DomainsTraffic and ClientsTraffic ...
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Download images and other documents from external websites

We're running a website which enables users to download documents about our company, such as: -wallpapers with the company logo. -company logos in various flavours. -media kits in pdf format. Since ...
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How to limit the FTP bandwidth for one user?

I have no experience in webmastering, so sorry if it is a simple question! I have a VPS and about 30GB files on it and I am trying to download them to my PC. So for transfering them I made an FTP. ...
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271 views

Podcast bandwidth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? The situation Hi folks, I host a medium sized non-commercial audio-only podcast available through the standard ways ...
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353 views

Web server specifications for online Text-based web game

I am developing an online text-based game similar to Mafia wars. Of course I won't expect 20 million players on my site, but I want to choose a web server that is suitable for me. I am a complete ...
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350 views

Is it possible for CloudFlare to cause an increase in bandwidth usage?

We started using CloudFlare at the end of May 2011 and I was just looking at the numbers and saw our usage of bandwidth went from 2-3k GB per month to 18k+ GB of use per month. Also our Unique vistors ...
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Serious Googlebot crawl spike using up a ton of bandwidth

One of the sites I maintain has seen Googlebot use 23gb of bandwidth this month. This seems utterly mental to me, what can I do about it? I have reduced the crawl rate on webmaster tools, and ...
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How much bandwidth do I need? Please help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm an inexperienced webmaster trying to estimate hosting requirements for a site. I need to work out a dollar amount ...
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How To Track Down and Stop Rogue Bots?

Most of the bandwidth of one site is being consumed by an unidentified bot. According to AWSTATS it says: Unknown robot (identified by 'bot*') consumed 164 GB this month. By comparison, Googlebot ...
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Understanding data transfer/file requests - what constitutes my bandwidth usage?

I'm trying to understand how bandwidth works in relation to file requests, so that I can get a good feel of what, say, 100GB of monthly bandwidth would allow. Let's say I have a php file with the ...
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What is the best way to calculate bandwidth needed for my website?

What is the best way to accurately calculate bandwidth needed for my site? I have come across several formulas and wondering what one is the most accurate? Here are a couple examples: (Average ...
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Hotlinking to reduce bandwidth usage?

I manage two websites for a client, each hosted with a different company. One site is an eCommerce site and the other is a blog for the eCommerce site. The eCommerce site is reaching its bandwidth ...
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How can i monitor my VPS real bandwidth usage?

I have a VPS that suspended for use out of bandwidth limitation. In DirectAdmin report I have no change in the use of bandwidth and all things are normal (bandwidth usage is less than 4 GB and my ...
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Are we being attacked?

We serve a 13mb download which is reasonably popular, around 150-300 downloads a day. Today we have had 1,200 downloads and as I browse the logs I find they all originate from the same IP address. ...
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external website storage

One of my clients is a business consultant, and stores powerpoint presentations on her website for conference attendees to download after a conference. There are 91 files totalling 111MB. I want to ...
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What would be causing so much bandwidth usage if there are no large files?

I'm pretty new to web design/coding so I'm sorry if this question has an obvious answer I've overlooked. I'm currently working on a website for a small company (from scratch/no CMS) and am basing it ...
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Excess bandwidth usage, how do I overcome this?

I received a higher than normal monthly bill from my web hosting company. They have told me that I have exceeded my monthly minimum for bandwidth usage and advised me to reduce the file size of my web ...
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Server 10Mbit bandwidth with a potential 100Mbit outburst

I'm planning to deploy 3 private servers on a web farm. I've got a quote for a hosting package from my ISP, yet it says the server will have 10Mbit bandwidth with a potential 100bitB burst. What does ...
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How do I measure my site's bandwidth?

A newbie question, but I have a PHP site running on dedicated Centos server with plesk control panel and wonder how much bandwidth is being consumed. Is there a tool or code that measures bandwidth ...
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cPanel bandwidth stat update frequency

The bandwidth stat in cPanel updates two or three times a day. Is it my host's settings or where can I see real time bandwidth usage stat?
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My site is getting popular, bandwidth expensive

I'm running a (small) image hosting site which has been getting a little bit of traction lately (2,000 to 5,000 visitors a day, spikes up to 10,000). It's hosted on Linode and I've already run out of ...
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Webhosting for a TV channel with streaming video

I'm making a website for a web based TV channel, so I'm assuming it will be heavy on bandwidth usage, but I'm no good at calculating bandwidth. Couple of questions: Assuming the site streams HD ...
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How to calculate the actual count of downloads through bandwidth

I have a freeware hosted on my website, and use webalizer to track the traffic. I can get the data of my installation file from webalizer in section "Top 10 of 583 Total URLs By KBytes" (till Jan. ...
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How to Estimate Needed Bandwidth for New Web Application?

I am working on a brand new SaaS web application and need to estimate the initial bandwidth usage. Since the site doesn't exist yet, and since this is my first endeavor of this sort, I'm not really ...
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Cost effective way to provide static media content

I'd like to be able to deliver around 50MB of static content, either in about 30 individual files up to 10MB or grouped into 3 compressed files, around 5k to 20k times a day. Ideally I'd like to put ...
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How to make money with video site?

What I really mean is i don't get how these smaller but still popular video/tube sites make money. They host their own videos not embedded ones. How do they afford the bandwidth? if bandwidth is 0.18 ...
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What's the minimum necessary bandwidth for a fast website?

What's the minimum amount of bandwidth for a website? Let's say I have a hosting service with 125GB traffic, how many websites I can store before they start to slow down? Also, what does "1000 Mbit ...
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Bandwidth heavy site… use co-location?

I'm working on a web site that is likely to be very bandwidth-heavy. A major feature of the site when in active use can pull up to 1Mbps for a single session. Luckily, once users get over the new ...
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Is there a tool to compare space used by each file of a web page?

Is there a tool that can load a web page and compare the space used (and thus load time) by each file? For example:
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Effective methods of reducing bandwidth (and thus page load times)?

What are the most effective methods when it comes to reducing the amount of bandwidth a website needs to render a page? Aggressive caching? Minifying JS/CSS? Gzip? CMS? Sprites?
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CSS reduction for faster loading / less bandwidth

Is compacting CSS / Removing unused rules for a specific page worthwhile in terms of bandwidth or can we rely on caching (headers/last-modified) to remove this overhead in the wild? Cheers Also, ...
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What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming (but not live) video?

What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming video? Where would you start? Edit: Let's assume it is not real-time or live streaming, just canned videos.