A Sigh of Relief…

So I’m sitting here casually staring at the stats pages that have been generated by my new webhost for the site and pondering their ramifications.

It seems I’m transferring about 1mb a day in bandwidth, the bulk of which is images. This had me worried at first because I was under the misconception that my package provided me with 50mb of transfer a month. Thankfully I was mistaken and it’s in fact GB rather than MB. Talk about me breathing a sigh of relief because at the rate I was going I suspected I was going to have to switch either to a bigger plan or to another host. Thankfully I’m just an idiot who can’t read.

Still though, I’m surprised at the 1mb a day transfer. That seems fairly high in my mind for a site as low impact as mine is but honestly what do I know. This is the first time I’ve had transfer/bandwidth stats available to see what the site is doing. Maybe for what I have 1mb/day IS a good gauge. I guess I’ll just have to watch and see.

Sadly, I forgot to upload my robots.txt file in my root directory when I transferred the site across and ended up with roughly 90% of the hits I received in the first day being bots and spiders crawling all over the site. Now that I’ve got that taken care of though, the hits from them have diminished a fair bit. Hopefully, that’ll stem the tide of the little nosy buggers.

Anyways, the new host seems to be fine for now. I’ll let you know how it goes.