Webs Tip: Bandwidth

Today I wanted to give you something different in our blog and talk a bit about Bandwidth. Sounds like a scary techy word, but I assure you, it is not as scary as you might think.

OK, let’s break it down…

What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth is a representation of the amount of things (photos, videos, etc) that your site can serve up to your visitors.  In other words, bandwidth is the rate at which data from your website transfers to your site visitors.

For example, if a visitor views a picture that is 100KB in size, that will use 100kb of your monthly bandwidth.

Why Should You Care?

It is important to keep an eye on how much bandwidth your website uses because depending on your account status, if you run out of it, you run the risk of getting your website frozen for the remainder of the month.

How to Monitor Usage?

We provide an easy to check-on monitoring gauge on your Site Settings page that shows the amount of bandwidth you have used up this month.  It is important to note that your bandwidth meter automatically resets every month.  Each user gets a unique reset date, based on the date you registered with Webs.

Need More Bandwidth?

No problem. We provide you with couple of options to gain additional bandwidth.

1. Go Premium – Upgrading to a premium account will give you additional bandwidth space

2. Use Webs Credits – You can earn Webs Credits and use them to get additional bandwidth without paying for full premium package.

Hope this helps you understand bandwidth better. Would love to know what you think of this post!

Until Next time – Happy Site Building!


About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

39 Responses

  1. Reply
    melody h.
    May 19, 2010 - 01:39 PM

    I am a newcomer to websites. I have mine up but definately not done yet. I havent learned all that i need to, to run a successful business. Thank you for posting this. It is a help.

  2. Reply
    Adrian Dennis
    May 19, 2010 - 02:52 PM

    Thank you webs the information provided above was very Informative and useful

  3. Reply
    May 20, 2010 - 06:45 AM

    How to make my website more proffessional?

  4. Reply
    Luis Camacho
    May 20, 2010 - 04:57 PM

    Allow us to purchase individual services!

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 20, 2010 - 05:01 PM

      @Luis: You can get some premium services now through the Webs Credit store.

  5. Reply
    May 22, 2010 - 07:32 AM

    Nice explanation. Thanks for providing this. Webs is best.

  6. Reply
    May 22, 2010 - 07:35 AM

    cool i new that but i thought you hade to be premium service

  7. Reply
    May 22, 2010 - 09:53 AM

    Hi Irina,

    My members short list by category does not work properly, perhaps there’s a bug. Can you please look into this…


  8. Reply
    May 22, 2010 - 06:03 PM

    We can expand this in the credit store can we?

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 22, 2010 - 09:27 PM

      @Daniel: That’s correct, you can purchase additional bandwidth in the credit store.

  9. Reply
    May 23, 2010 - 07:35 AM

    Thanks for the info! And Irina, my account won’t let me edit my website. Is there any way to fix that?

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 24, 2010 - 09:15 AM

      @Sami: If you need assistance editing your website, please submit to our support team the error that you are seeing. It is always helpful to include a picture of exactly what you are seeing.

      ~ Irina

  10. Reply
    May 23, 2010 - 03:55 PM

    you’ve done nice work by adding a lots of stuff to Webs, can i suggest that you add text scrolling like scrollbar.. hope to see these new adds soon.


    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 24, 2010 - 09:12 AM

      @Dusan: Thanks for the suggestion. Did you know that you can add your own scroll bar code directly to your website using the HTML button?

  11. Reply
    G-L Network
    May 23, 2010 - 06:54 PM

    @everyone: lol, new blog screen! No more profile pics? Wow, I have been gone a long time…

    @webs: Also, My domain went past the expiration. How long must I wait before it goes back on the market and I don’t have to pay the big fee?

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 24, 2010 - 09:08 AM

      @G-L: Welcome back. The wait period I believe is 30 days. However, please keep in mind that once it goes on the market, anyone can purchase it. During the remission period, only you can purchase it back.

      ~ Irina

  12. Reply
    May 25, 2010 - 10:22 AM

    Thank you it is very useful. First I didn’t know or notice about bandwith but I still curious and now I have found the answer. Now I should be more careful to put pictures and media into my website.

  13. Reply
    May 25, 2010 - 01:04 PM

    @GL-Network – Buy your domain back now!! Otherwise i can almost guarantee that you will lose it. DO NOT wait the 30 days.

  14. Reply
    May 25, 2010 - 04:03 PM

    Thanks it is very hepful. At first i did not understand but now i do.

  15. Reply
    Eddie Miles
    May 26, 2010 - 04:19 AM


    Webs is getting better & better.
    I queried bandwidth using support who were very helpful.
    Thanks for posting

  16. Reply
    Will Perry
    May 26, 2010 - 11:22 AM

    When you say bugs what do you mean because i think i found some.

  17. Reply
    May 27, 2010 - 01:06 AM

    how do i get my site to be on Google searches for free. Submitting my site aint workin

  18. Reply
    May 28, 2010 - 09:09 AM

    I very much like that you are giving us tips like these, and i have found them very usefull. However, i have been trying to earn credits for things like these and they have not been posting onto my account. i very much think you should look into this for all of your members.

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 28, 2010 - 09:25 AM

      @David: If you notice a bug, please don’t hesitate to report it to our support team.

  19. Reply
    May 29, 2010 - 01:44 AM

    Dear Sirs,
    I would like to know how i can write greek characters on my web pages that i create with webs.com. It seems impossible. I write my greek characters on the menu and automatically turn to be something like this @#!>??? instead of ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ.

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 30, 2010 - 09:18 AM

      @Alexander: We permit international characters. If you are coming across an error please report to our support team. Don’t forget to include your site address and also the page where this is happening.

  20. Reply
    Selidbe - Delic Transport
    May 31, 2010 - 04:01 PM

    I have pemium, but blue line is full

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      Jun 01, 2010 - 08:33 AM

      @Selidbe: I Just checked your account and your bandwidth has been reset for the month. You have a lot of space to be used.

  21. Reply
    Aug 28, 2010 - 05:59 PM

    i forgot to take some stuff off my site when the meter reset and now i took off a lot of stuff but it wont reset for the next month and i might get deactivated cuz i forgot about the reset and im sure my bandwith is not over its limit anymore.

  22. Reply
    Jun 19, 2011 - 06:22 PM

    How do I lower my bandwith? Nothing seems to work! Does anyone have any advice or help?

  23. Reply
    Aug 19, 2011 - 04:41 PM

    my Bandwith was supposed to rest 2 days ago & it hasnt……….& im almost out of room, why didnt it reset?

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      Aug 22, 2011 - 11:14 AM

      @Brock: Your brandwidth has been reset

  24. Reply
    Jan 29, 2012 - 10:30 PM

    I’ve heard rumors that emoticons in shoutboxes take up bandwidth space. Is this true?

  25. Reply
    Apr 29, 2012 - 10:51 PM

    My site’s bandwidth didn’t reset at the day which suppose to be which is the 28th, can you please tell me why it didn’t reset?

    • Reply
      Apr 30, 2012 - 11:02 AM

      Nick check your settings today, it should be reset now.

  26. Reply
    Aug 05, 2015 - 01:37 AM

    My site’s bandwidth didn’t reset the day it was supposed to which was the 4th,can you please tell me why it didn’t reset?

  27. Reply
    Med Clip
    Mar 04, 2016 - 05:31 AM

    Dear Sirs
    my websites are frozen as im reading frozen account
    Can you explain please what’s going on with my websites
    Thank you

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