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So, a few days ago I tacked together all my pictures at 800x600 and made some thumbnails and put them online...

Since then, I've had daily bandwith usage of 200mb (min) - 750mb(max)... is this normal!?

The thumbnails are roughly 1kb each, while the actual images anywhere between 40kb and 100kb.

The album is flash managed...

I WOULD post a link, but I'm afraid I will go over my 3gb monthly bandwidth! and I can't upgrade for another 20-or so days (for some stupid reason 1&1 allows you to upgrade your package only once...)

What are "normal" stats for a small site, "private" (as in, everyone CAN see it; but only a few people would WANT to see it...)

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Can you monitor your usage from your control panel?

Just wondering if the usage is the sight being indexed or something...maybe the IP's ight give you a clue.
 
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Yes, nowhere near as well as I wish I could (I can see numbers of hits from ISPs or backbones - but not how "much" of the site they bothered looking at!)
18/6/2007 Monday 9
19/6/2007 Tuesday 22
20/6/2007 Wednesday 2
21/6/2007 Thursday 0
22/6/2007 Friday 5
23/6/2007 Saturday 3
24/6/2007 Sunday 178
(ok, so 178 page views might not seem excessive, but with only 22 unique visitors on sunday... thats like 8mb per visitor...)

80% of my hits are from blueyonder...
1 blueyonder.co.uk 22 81.48%
2 yahoo.com 2 7.41%
3 1und1.de 1 3.70%
4 dxi.net 1 3.70%
5 ev1servers.net 1 3.70%

Which makes sense as I (and most of my friends) are with blueyonder/ntl/virgin... The others... no clue!

My question is probably; for a site that shows pictures (and lots of them) does 8mb seem "wastefull"? (I'm concerned of the overheads of having a flash based website - its my first time totally replacing html with flash... well as totally as possible!)

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What do you mean "does 8mb seem wasetful" mean?

What 8mb?
 
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178 page hits; 22 "independent" hits

178/22 = 8.xxmb per site hit on average
 
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Yeah, 22 is 22 unique IP's. Hence, at 178 pages viewed in total (I really only have 1 page...) its 8 "refreshes" per visitor (sorry, not Mb, refreshes!).

As for size, I'm calculating 2.3Gb @ 178 pages = 12.x mb per page which is fairly large!

The images are 800x600 for the full size ones and 1kb for the thumbnails (50xsomething).

Either way, I've just registered with a new host in the states. Paid by paypal too. I have 3000Gb a month, so I'de like to see that being filled ;)

I'll do a frame redirect of my current domains until I'm happy with the new host. I'm ftp'ing the files over right now (I didn't even bother looking if they had SSH- oh well). When thats done (tomorrow-ish) I'll post a link ;)

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