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  • Resolved Fred – FLQ

    (@fred-flq)


    Hi Craig!

    Hope everybody is doing fine. I have a big issue on my website and I believe it might be related to the new player and the way it handles files. We exceeded our webhost bandwidth limit for the past 2 months and my webhost confirmed it was because of the podcasts that were loaded directly from our main server. Problem is we use a dedicated media hosting server in order to avoid that.

    Do you have any idea why our podcasts are loading from our main server while we host them on an external one? Are they “buffered” on our main server in some kind of way and then always served directly from there?

    Good week to the team!

    Fred

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  • Plugin Author Craig Hewitt

    (@podcastmotor)

    HI Fred,

    In the latest release of the plugin we’ve changed how the new player queues up media files when a page is loaded (files aren’t requested until the Play button is played instead of on page load), so this should largely resolve this type of issue. However, although I’m not entirely sure how the media hosting server you have is working relative to your WP hosting server you shouldn’t have any load on the server that hosts your website if you’re using another dedicated server. For our Castos hosting customers their WP sites/servers get zero load from the podcast episodes. Yours should work similarly I would think.

    Thread Starter Fred – FLQ

    (@fred-flq)

    Hi Craig,

    Thanks for your quick answer. I have been following discussions and the impact on statistics/page load time before you made the last update (thanks by the way!). But, like you stated, there shouldn’t be any load on the server hosting our websites and there was not such a load until something like 2 months ago. Files used to be hosted on the same server as the website but because of the bandwidth consumption, I moved them to another server and everything was fine. Nothing has been changed on our servers settings nor the podcasts files location, only change I can think of is the new html5 player.

    So no clue about why this is happening?

    Plugin Author Craig Hewitt

    (@podcastmotor)

    Hi Fred,

    If you’d like to shoot us an email at hello@castos.com we’d be happy to look into this a bit more for you. The new player should not be affecting bandwidth on your WP site, so if it is we’d like to get that resolved for you.

    Thanks.
    Craig

    Thread Starter Fred – FLQ

    (@fred-flq)

    Hi again,

    Sure, I’ll do. I just asked some extra information to my webhost to help us solve this issue. I’ll come back to you by mail as soon as I have an answer.

    Thanks again for your quick reply and your willingness to check this issue further. 😉

    Thread Starter Fred – FLQ

    (@fred-flq)

    Hi Craig!

    So after clarifying a few things with my web host, it looks like the podcasts are not the culprit. Sorry for the false alarm, they thought that all podcasts were hosted on the same server as my website and didn’t check in details. At least it makes sense now cause I couldn’t think of a way they would eat up bandwidth while being stored somewhere else. 😉

    Thanks a lot for your follow up.

    Fred

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