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How to decrease unwanted traffic after malware attack?

After malware attack on my website I'm seeing more than 20000 get requests every day which are pointing to non existent places on my server. Those addresses were valid during the attack and were ...
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What is the difference between uploading a file on CDN and having a file cached by CDN?

I have a website which is cached by CDN cloudfare. I have some js/css files which I want to upload. What is the difference in terms of performance and bandwidth consumed by my website between ...
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How do VPN providers save on bandwidth? [closed]

The cost per GB of bandwidth for most cloud providers such as AWS is about 10c per GB. If that is the case then assuming each user uses on average, 300GB per month, VPN providers will need to pay ...
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Can Cloudflare workers be used for heavy traffic?

I tried to find the details about traffic limit on Cloudflare workers, the only limit I found is by the number of requests. Can I use it to provide extremely heavy traffic 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, or 1000 ...
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Awstats showing thousands of hits with little to no bandwidth

So my real problem is that today I've suddenly been having issues with entry processes and IOPS far exceeding the hosting account limits and causing my site to go down. I've never even gotten close to ...
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Server Load: Image Downloading vs. Image Viewing

I think my question is fairly simple, but being a bit of a newbie I don't know the answer and I haven't been able to find a satisfactory one searching online. If I have a 25kb page (html) that ...
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Do lots of the same image on the one page use lots of bandwidth?

I have a website that I am making. It uses roughly 255 img tags on one page (don't worry, I know what I am doing). Most of these images are from just a few image files. Basically, that means that most ...
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Getting close to hosting provider's monthly bandwidth limit - alternatives? [closed]

The maximum plan I can get for bandwidth limit is 1500GB/month. Some providers say they offer unlimited, but when I called them, none are willing to actually offer let's say 3000GB/month. Right now I ...
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EC2 - Total bandwidth In/Out from a particular instance over a particular period

I would like to know the total bandwidth used by a particular EC2 instance this month. I am being billed for 25TB of data transfer by AWS - and I would like to know where the issue is. I may have ...
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How do I determine how much bandwidth a user need to use my website?

I am being asked to determine the bandwidth requirements for users accessing my site, but I do not even know where to start. Google hasn't helped. I do have google analytics set up if that would help? ...
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Can I get bill-shocked by Linode?

I am looking at going with Linode for my cloud hosting needs. I want to start off cheap with their $10 plan. Looking at the 'fine print' I got alarmed by this: If you exceed your monthly bandwidth ...
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Bandwidth saturation due to Googlebot search for spam pages

I recently had to update the hosting plan of a WordPress site I run due to bandwidth excess, which was already quite high. I've installed a security plugin that keeps log of 404 errors. From here I ...
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How do I adjust my HTTP caching for optimum page delivery performance?

I read an article about caching at http://vadmyst.blogspot.ca/2005/09/server-side-etag-vs-cache-control-max.html and currently I'm using both cache-control, expires, and Etag type validation on my ...
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Is there a way to disable image hotlinking by 3rd-party sites while allowing Google Image Search

Can I block other sites from hotlinking to images on my server to preserver bandwidth while still allowing my site to stay discoverable in Google and Bing image search?
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Content length VS document size for mobile

This strikes my curiosity. I have two versions of my website. A desktop version and a mobile version. The objective of both websites is to allow users to view whatever full size photos they like to ...
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A large percentage of my traffic originates from my own website's IP address [closed]

I've been going through my webalizer stats for the past few months, and on a month to month basis I have noticed this trend. A very high percentage (usually around 20% of traffic by KBytes) belongs ...
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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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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 site(...
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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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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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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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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 for a ...
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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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