Web hosting, web space and traffic volume

Two very important criteria in selecting the right hosting package, the size of the web space and traffic volume. As long as you put above all HTML and PHP files with a few well-compressed images to your webspace and your site has just a few hundred visitors per month, and it has also comparatively small packages, this should be sufficient for you.

Larger than 200 KB is likely the homepage of a website itself with many photos (if they are optimized) hardly fall, most websites are likely to be rather small. Work with the other hand pictures gallery or you have a lot of downloads or use video streaming for example Youtube videos with built-in, it can quickly become cramped. If you exceed the volume of traffic your tariff, you pay either per commenced an extra gigabyte or be forcibly upgraded in a higher-priced hosting package.

Try to calculate the expected monthly traffic volume roughly. You must consider all pages that are retrieved from your server. So not only the HTML pages, but also the gifs, jpegs and so on. Remember that your visitors not just the homepage, but also subpages call – even the one about the traffic. If you come with your calculations on numbers, beyond the very limited packets, then recommend a package with no traffic limit.

Therefore important: You should always have the option to switch to another tariff or, where appropriate, to a Managed Server.