FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister
Is bandwidth still an issue?
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Zwol.org Forum Index -> Webcomics: COMMERCE
Previous: PostGetting repeat traffic to long format ... Next: PostHelp me figure out how to make The Tar...  
Author Message
Pumpkin Pie
Consistant Poster


Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Posts: 105
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Is bandwidth still an issue? Reply with quote

Over a year ago, I did a white paper on the future of peer-to-peer networks and entertainment. Here's a link to it: http://www.scottjensenshow.com/P2PRevolution.pdf There's even a section in it on webcomics.

Just like to touch base and see if paying for bandwidth is still an issue. The more visitors that come to one's comic page, the more one's webhost charges you to enable the flood to view one's work. That additional cost eating into revenue.

Is this still the case?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ragtag
Consistant Poster


Joined: 22 Jul 2001
Posts: 139
Location: Norway

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's not a problem any more. For instance, I get 120GB of bandwidth a month at Dreamhost paying $10 a month. A comic that's 1mb, would need 120.000 downloads a month for me to go over that. Most online comics are strips, and are much less than 1mb, so you could have much more than 120.000 visitors every month.

If you have more traffic than that on your site, I'm sure you could pay for the extra bandwith through selling ads or t-shirts etc.

Ragnar
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
janell
Forum Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is a little old, but I just have to add - generally, it's not an issue unless you're in the big leagues, but it's probably important to consider if you plan on having a lot of traffic. You can get over a hundred gigs of bandwidth now with basic hosting, but if you go over it, that $.50-$1.00 or more per extra gig can really add up fast. And if you're getting enough traffic to have your own server, then that's a pretty big expense. Archives tend to eat up a lot of bandwidth too.... Though, ragnar is right - hopefully by the time you have that much traffic you've found a way to cover those costs.
_________________
Janell
www.baegtobar.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Zwol.org Forum Index -> Webcomics: COMMERCE All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group