Estimating bandwidth requirements for web/mail server

Derek Ragona derek at
Wed Apr 16 14:29:13 UTC 2008

At 09:20 AM 4/16/2008, John Almberg wrote:
>I have a FreeBSD web/mail server in a colocation facility. They offer
>many fixed and burstable bandwidth options. I am currently using
>512Kbits fixed, which limits data transfer to around 64K up and down,
>simultaneously. This works okay at the moment, but I'm wondering how
>this will hold up as I add websites to the server.
>Other than empirically measuring load on the box, is there a way to
>predict or measure how much bandwidth I need? Any rules of thumb?
>Thanks: John

It has more to do with the content you will be serving.  You need to look 
at the pages you will be serving and the hit rate on those pages.


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