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Now, how do I pay for this??
Published on May 3, 2006 By RomanDA In Websites

Hey all,

Yeah its me again, seen my name a lot this past month maybe? Well its costing me, in a lot of ways!!
I just happen to run a part time web design company, and was adding a new customer to my site when I happened to see this big red piece of text:

43.83 GB (110% used) (Over Bandwidth Quota)

Ok, first off, it normally runs around 3-5 gb a month and to see 43, well almost 44 gb of bandwidth used I about crapped myself.

The first step was to see which one of my clients was sticking it to me... i looked at my logs and low-and-behold.. it was ME sticking it to ME.

We to be more precise it was WINCUSTOMIZE.com sticking it to me!

I looked at my log for my site for the month and here is what I saw:

Notice the SMALL spick from Mar to Apr?????  yeah that's 6.3 MILLION+ hits last month!!
Up just a little from the average of 160k-200k a month!

And all this came from WHAT???

Lets see... here are my daily stats for April:

So what the heck happened on the 10th???

Lets look and see....

Anyone notice anything special in there???

Looks like the main page of WC sent over 4 MILLION hits to my site!!!!

So what the heck was that all about?

Oh yeah.. I wrote a little article [ CLICK HERE ] about www.DesktopGadgets.com and it was promoted to the main page by some guy named BRAD!

Than I also put up a Tutorial [ CLICK HERE ] on DX and how to do a mouse over.

So in just 13 days my site got over 6 million hits!
This is great exposure for me, but it also cause a small problem, ok more like a $50 problem (*so far)!
My bandwidth limit is 40gb/mo, as of right now its at 47gb and rising.  As it costs me $7.50/gb/mo over its going to be a large bit of change.

So....

So.... HELP ME OUT!!  If you have used any of the GCII widgets [ CLICK HERE ] or used the tutorials, or if you got a sales boost from the promo of DesktopGadgets.com then send me $1.

If 25 or so people help me out with $2 I can pay this off and not have the wife jump all over me. (and not in THAT way!)

If you really want to help CLICK HERE

No this isn't a joke (but I'm not really expecting anyone to donate, but it cant hurt to ask!)

Thanks for listening,


Donation total: $23.48

RomanDA


Comments (Page 1)
on May 03, 2006
That will teach you to post Articles that people actually want to read
on May 03, 2006
no joke.. let me post ones like i used to... wait.. is that a slam?
on May 03, 2006
www.causticfx.com <-- Click thru my front page to go to BlueHost. You'll see. 40GB is sick. Add a zero and you're talking!
on May 03, 2006
www.causticfx.com <-- Click thru my front page to go to BlueHost. You'll see. 40GB is sick. Add a zero and you're talking!


didnt see a link on the main page, what the monthly costs? I have 20+ domains i need to deal with!
on May 03, 2006
Whew! I'm learning at a faster rate than my melon can handle!
on May 03, 2006
Check yr mail
on May 03, 2006
Check yr mail


Wee haaa... thanks bud!!
on May 03, 2006
on May 03, 2006

This is a pretty good indicator of the 'popularity' of Wincustomize.com...[though I expect that bankrupting RomanDA is a bit extreme]...

The Article/s can always be removed to 'save you' if you wish...

on May 03, 2006
Jafo,

It was mainly the images in it that were the badwidth hogs. I moved them to a different site. So hopfully its solved.
Ill know next time to put the images here in my gallery then link to those, not ones on my web site.
on May 03, 2006

I have over 1000gig bandwidth per month, and that's for the cheap plan.

Go to my site and click the Dreamhost link.

http://www.theislanddog.com

 

 

on May 03, 2006
Linking images to another site...great idea,let them absorb the bandwidth. I appreciate your articles.
on May 10, 2006

Roman probably uploaded his images to WinCustomize. 

on May 10, 2006
Roman probably uploaded his images to WinCustomize.



well.. um.. not YET.. but NEXT TIME!!
on May 10, 2006
Roman probably uploaded his images to WinCustomize


Would that noticably slow it down? . . . wait . . .


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