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.