If you are planning to make kind of professional or semi professional website of your own you will need to know about bandwidth. Otherwise if the web site you are planning to make is just for personal purpose and has no practical reason not to bother about the number of visitors, then that can be skipped. Anyway, the idea about the very important Internet is necessary in a sense that since you are going to be a part of the Internet community with your site, its better to know about the common terminologies. Bandwidth is closely associated with another word- traffic. A very popular analogy is used to introduce the concept is drawing a picture of highways. Number of lanes in a highway can be regarded as bandwidth and number of cars is the traffic. If cars are comparatively low in number then the lanes will be freer and transportation would be faster. But think of a traffic jam. All the lanes are occupied with numerous cars and everything is going slow. On Internet traffic means the number of bits transmitted through the network connection. If a person downloads anything from a site it is a simple task for him. But if three or four person is using the same site and tries to download the same file there creates traffic. Now suppose you are some kind of service provider for which many people would love to come to your site. Then if there were only one lane in the highway it would waste time. So you will plan to increase the number of lanes. That’s what planning about bandwidth is all about. This article just wanted to give you a picture about the function of bandwidth. If you are seriously looking for a bandwidth solution, there is calculator on various sites that can help you to find the exact amount of bandwidth necessary for a site. Personal or small business site may find 1gb of bandwidth per month more than enough.
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