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Bandwidth use triple now with wordpress

  • Hi, our site http://www.thecollector.com.au is now using nearly 3GB per week bandwidth – Previously it was at 1GB per month before changing to wordpress. We have 9 plugins including the nextgen gallery which is used for images. We also have youtube videos embedded – any tips to make it a bit more optimized or is that what we should expect with these plugins/images/videos?
    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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  • 1. the first thing you need to know from wordpress, it’s SEO friendly.
    You may get higher traffic from search engines or your visitors enjoy your site right now.

    2. Using gallery or slideshow plugins could add more tax to pay (bandwith usage)

    3. embedded youtube videos use youtube network, you won’t lose much bandwith here.

    4. you can compress your images before uploading into your site.

    *) if you are on unlimited bandwith hosting plan, than it wouldn’t be a great concern.

    The tips at:


    Will reveal some issues that affect overall bandwidth usage, namely ‘compression not enabled’ (compressed files are sent by the server saving bandwidth, these are uncompressed in the local browser) and ‘browser caching’ also (when a person navigates to your site in a browser, the first page load loads all required for that page and can then cache most items, meaning that the item does not have to be resent by the server on subsequent page loads)

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