Bandwidth – why is my site using so much?
I have a wordpress blog : http://www.petiteanglaise.com and as I am currently very unhappy with my host – who recently forced me onto a Virtual Private Server (because the number of hits to my SQL database per hour was exceeding some limit they impose) which I simply don’t have the know-how to administrate myself – I am looking to move – possibly to ASO or Laughing Squid after readin recommendations here.
Looking at my bandwidth figures in Plesk in order to choose the right package for my site(only available for the last 48 hours as I moved server and can’t access historic figures from the old server) my site traffic was at 498MB per day, and this on days when my site was down for approx 30% of the time.
Which means 15GB per month minimum, and possibly up to 30GB per month.
Is it normal for a wordpress site to need so much bandwidth? I usually get no more than 2,000 visitors per weekday on sitemeter. I don’t use video, have only used a couple of tiny audioblog files during its whole existence, and my site, including pictures, takes up about 14MB of server space and 7MB for the SQL database.
I am very much a novice user, just in case you couldn’t tell!
Any thoughts appreciated, because if there is something I can easily tweak to reduce this bandwidth, or if it seems excessive for a wordpress installation, I’d like to investigate what is wrong before I make a move.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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