Traffic shaping still working very well

by Volker Weber


While hits have increased considerably for months from 200,000 to more than 600,000 (peak at 1,000,000), I was still able to restrict the traffic to around 5,000 MB. It was approaching my "free" limit of 10,000 quickly in January which triggered a few changes to keep it below. Blocking abusive spiders and moving heavy items to their own directory was only part of the deal.

I think that one of the main reasons for the lower bandwidth consumption is RSS readers. More people use them and I have a lot of traffic there. So people do not reload my site too often but only visit when they find something interesting. You are not using one? Then check out Haiko's Feed Reader Directory.


The two peaks in the chart are for Usha and Alma, right?

Frank Sturm, 2003-10-02


Volker Weber, 2003-10-02

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