How to Determine How Much Hosting Space and Bandwidth You Need For Your Website?
Launching your own website effectively and securely is the first thing you need to concentrate before arranging the contents and theme of your website. So what’s the first step, you may wonder. It is determining the hosting space and the bandwidth that you would require to run your website.
Is your website just for words? Or maybe you need to strengthen depictions with pictures? Or you need voice and video messages to make things more interesting? You need to choose it first and very carefully. These choices will be your saving grace.
For example, if you’re writing a short story, you can finish it within two pages, but it needs more papers when you’re creating pictures to go with it. That theory works in the selection of hosting space too.
So, first off all, what’s a hosting space?
Hosting space is the amount of hard disk space offered by a web hosting server for your website. It may be of varying types, but you don’t need to worry too much about this, if you know what you definitely need.
So first be clear about your choices and then go for the hosting space. While choosing server, be careful that you’re not just blindly dumping money on the things that you don’t necessarily need. Several web hosts are selling more hosting space than what you absolutely need, just to cash on your money. Are we stupid to do that?
If you’re going to write a simple personal blog, you don’t have to buy a lump of hard disk space for your website. That is just a waste of money and provisions. You don’t want to waste your availability on something that you do not want. So carefully select your options and then go for the hosting space.
Let me clear it this way; you need to launch a website, and you are sure you won’t use more pictures than words, then you can buy a less hosting space. And if you’re hosting a website, say for sports, then we need pictures and videos to add spice to the contents; in this case you can’t buy a meagre hosting space and contend with that. So in short, don’t waste money pointlessly for more space, but also don’t cramp your website unnecessarily with less space, as well.
Also, select a good server with good proposal; don’t just go for the easiest plan and inexpensive method, but for something that is worthy of your pay; which makes your website more efficient than the others that are working on the same categories.
The second factor that you have to ascertain is bandwidth and the factors that go with it
Bandwidth, generally in communication is defined as the range of frequencies in which we can transfer our data; more specifically, it is the maximum data transfer rate of a network connection.
Your network speed depends on the bandwidth and the type of communication that is in use, like whether the medium of file transfer is either optical fibre or other electronic device. In order to make transfers faster, you have to be sure about the idea of bandwidth and the available frequencies.
Let us see the importance of bandwidth in simple terms. Consider the bandwidth of your website as a bottle with narrow neck. If you pour the sugar into the bottle, it will not take more time to finish filling the entire sugar. However, if you want to put a rubber ball, a little larger than the neck of the bottle, it takes too much time and effort. What will happen if you want to make an ostrich egg pass through it? Something terribly will be wrong.
If your data is just the sugar, you don’t need a big bottle with wide neck; narrow necked bottle is enough; but if you have data is big as the egg, you must need a bottle with wide mouth. This is how bandwidth correlates with your data.
Data and Bandwidth are directly proportional
Suppose if your website has a lot of space allotted to video contents, you need to be sure about the bandwidth of the network that you need to work with. You don’t want your videos to load in a snail pace that make viewers irritable. Nobody will be interested in such sites, where loading and previewing is a tedious process.
To make it clearer, let us take a tap and a water bucket. If a tap is leaking, the bucket won’t fill easily. But if the tap is opened, it is more likely than not for the bucket to fill easily. This is how your network works in terms of bandwidth. If your data is large enough, your bandwidth will be occupied easily. So here you need to work with a slower connection, even though you paid a good load of money for the faster connection. That is certainly not the network provider’s fault, but yours.
A download will finish faster if your bandwidth is larger than the content that you are downloading. So you’ll get faster connection, with respect to your data. For example, if you have paid for 500 mbps bandwidth for your website, but your contents are larger than the available data for this particular speed, your connection MUST be slower; that is a given.
People always prefer websites, which provides good clarity as well as good speed. So to make your website an all-time favourable choice and most preferred site, you have the challenge of choosing the right bandwidth, in terms with your data and network connections.
It’s not always about the connections; it’s about how efficiently and effectively you are using the available bandwidth better than all. The secret doesn’t lies in the network operators you are working with, it is in your hand to make your website either a slow poke or horse paced.
Briefly, choose the right theme of your website, and then plan your hosting space and select your bandwidth accordingly. Happy Launching!