Web Hosting Getting Started Guide 142
1,000 bytes (B) = 1 kilobyte (KB)
1,000 kilobytes (KB) = 1 megabyte (MB)
1,000 megabytes (MB) = 1 gigabyte (GB)
Your data transfer usage represents the total amount of information downloaded from your
web site, measured in megabytes. Here s an example:
Let s say you have a one page web site. Your one web page is 20KB bytes in size, or about
20,000 characters. This web page also contains a picture of your dog. The size of this image
Add the two files together to determine the total amount of data transfer, or bandwidth, that
would be required to view this page: 20MB + 30MB = 50MB of total bandwidth.
If your page is viewed 50 times on one day, your account will show 2,500MB, or 25KB of
usage (50 views x 50MB = 2,500,000 bytes of data transfer).
How can I get more data transfer?
If you exceed the data transfer that comes with your plan, you can choose to automatically
purchase extra data transfer instead of temporarily shutting down your web site. If you select
the extra transfer option, your site will stay active when you exceed your plan s data transfer
allotment, and we will charge you a $5 for each additional 5GB of data transfer you need. We
will send you an email to notify you if you have exceeded your allotment.
To specify your data transfer preferences:
Sign in to Yahoo!, then visit your Web Hosting Control Panel at
On the Home or Manage tab, in the Site Status module, click the "Buy more data
On the following page, you ll be able to choose whether to automatically add data
transfer to your plan as needed. If you want us to keep your site active and charge
you a $5 for each additional 5GB of data transfer you need, select the first radio
button. If you d rather we temporarily shut down your site when you exceed your data
transfer allotment, choose the second button.
You can also add data transfer or other extras (including disk space and email addresses) by
signing in and visiting your Business Control Panel at
. Locate the plan for which you d like to purchase the
additional addresses and click the corresponding "Add Extras" link.
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