Bandwidth Bandits

Files loaded to or from the server use Internet bandwidth to push files along the network at various speeds. Every time you upload a file to an ISP, browse the Web or use an audio application, bandwidth is being used.

Bandwidth is the bunch of wires or fibers that connect the server to the network. Based on the grade of the wire, it determines how much data is transmitted on the network hosting your website. When someone tries to get data beyond the network's processing capacity, the entire network will slow down.

ISPs can limit bandwidth at certain times during peak hours, or charge you a fixed monthly bandwidth usage fee. If you exceed the fixed fee, they will charge you an additional fee for using the additional bandwidth. Some ISPs will shut down transmissions until the traffic on the network becomes more stable.

You can load most files (images, sound files, videos and Flash scripts and other programs) in the website. Of course, this does not include banners and pop-up windows and specific documents and images that should be loaded from a central server.

Bandwidth gangsters link images and other files directly to other servers instead of putting them on the local server. They do this for many reasons, but one reason is to get as much bandwidth as possible to display their links and images. Therefore, every time a site is initialized, they will "steal" image or audio files, which means they will take up bandwidth.

You can prevent others from stealing your bandwidth allocation through certain methods. If they have an email, I will contact them in person or do an IP lookup through Network Solutions, which will provide you with information about that person and who the site has been registered with. You can also contact the company hosting its website at any time.

Bandwidth can be expensive, and the last thing you want is stealing.