[wordpress] Re: [wp-hackers] Forum post: Huge server hits

Elliott Bäck ecb29 at cornell.edu
Wed Jul 13 06:30:42 GMT 2005

I used up 90 GB of bandwidth yesterday:

90,000 mb / 24 hours * 1 hr / 60 min * 1 min / 60 s = 1.04 MB/s = 8.33 Mb/s

That's saturation level on older cards.  Since my machine is a shared 
host, it was probably getting hammered pretty hard overall...

Elliott C. Bäck


Matthew Mullenweg wrote:

> Owen Winkler wrote:
>> I took large segments of your post, reworded some things, added a 
>> bunch, and posted it here:
>> http://codex.wordpress.org/User:Ringmaster/WordPress_in_High_Traffic
>> Everyone please edit and extend.
> I think it makes sense to put things in order of practicality. It's 
> much easier to use gzip or install a caching plugin than changing your 
> network interface or bandwidth peering arrangements. I *seriously* 
> doubt that anyone who has asked about this in the forums was running 
> into network card limitations.

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