Question regarding bandwidth Resitricton


#1

Hi,
i’ve just registered an account and domain (waiting for it all to approve and go through) but i was wondering…

My plans for my website include a hefty amount of bandwidth use, however i do not want to go over the allocated monthly amount and end up with an insane bill.
Is their any way i can “stop” or “restrict” the bandwidth once it reaches a certain point?

thankyou!


#2

You can use bandwidth throttling.


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#3

You have the option to turn off your site automatically if you go over the bandwidth allotment - for more details, please refer to this DH Knowledge Base article:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Status::_Bandwidth
All the best -
marsbar

Edit: scjessey and I posted (almost) at the same time! :slight_smile:


#4

In the control panel, look for status, then bandwidth. Here you can enable bandwidth throttling. From what I understand is once you hit that amount, your website is disabled until the next month.
Silk


#5

ah thankyou!

the help was mightily appreciated!


#6

The site is not totally disabled. Instead, files are retrieved from a special ‘throttled’ directory for that domain, where you can setup a low bandwidth page that explains the situation to your users.

Mark


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