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Hello,

 

Could somebody give advice about how to maintain or low the bandwidth consumption by using options from the Control Panel?

 

I already have optimized the robots.txt, the weight of the pages and images. And I have even cut the access to the MP3 page of my site today.

 

I am sorry about my English.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Eloy

 

timbrado.com

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Try to locate what files are using the most bandwidth. See what you can do with them to help the cause. Also you might want to upgrade your TCH hosting plan so your account will stay active. Sorry I couldn't help further.

 

B.T.W. Your English is fine.... It's mine we have to worry about. LoL

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Hi and welcome to the forum Eloy :D

 

I can only add to what Jason says that remember that streaming mp3 eats alot of bandwidth. There is probably other ways to restrict the bandwidth consumption, but I would put the mp3 files in a zip file to have my visitors download them before listening.

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Hello,

 

Could somebody give advice about how to maintain or low the bandwidth consumption by using options from the Control Panel?

 

I already have optimized the robots.txt, the weight of the pages and images. And I have even cut the access to the MP3 page of my site today.

 

I am sorry about my English.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Eloy

 

timbrado.com

 

Many search engines are extremely slow implementing new instructions in your robots.txt file. It may take a month or two for that to take effect. In the meantime you need to take other actions.

 

The first thing to do is find out where all that traffic is coming from. A big jump in traffic volume usually means a link to your site has been listed in some prominent place. Start watching your "last visits" (Cpanel) to see where the traffic is coming from and what they are looking for. You can then set up very specific blocks in your htaccess file.

 

This link shows what happens when someone tries to access my photofolio through google image search

 

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...6lr%3D%26sa%3DN

 

here is the htaccess code that does it

>setenvifnocase Referer "^http://images.google" bad_ref=1
setenvifnocase Referer "^http://kr.imagesearch.yahoo.com/" bad_ref=1
setenvifnocase Referer "^http://images.search.yahoo.com" bad_ref=1
setenvifnocase Referer "^http://www.altavista.com/image" bad_ref=1
setenvifnocase Referer "^http://www.picsearch.com" bad_ref=1

<FilesMatch "(.*)">
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=bad_ref
</FilesMatch>

<Files 403.shtml>
order allow,deny
allow from all
</Files>

 

and your english is fine :o

 

Lee

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Welcome to the forums and the family, Eloy!

 

If you look in your Cpanel for web statistics, you will find AWStats which is good to help find out where the bandwidth is going. It will tell you which search engines are using your bandwidth and the most often visitors and many other things.

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I added this to my .htaccess file today, because our site has used over 1 gig of bandwidth in 3 days. I don't really see any reason for it. So i am trying this code to display a small image in place of any hotlink images. And to put a 403 error for anyone trying to hotlink to any vids. I'm not very good at the rewrites; does anyone see any problem with this code?

>#reduce bandwidth
#redirect hotlinking to a small image
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?havocoffroad\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteRule \.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ images/broken_link.gif [L]
#
#block hotlinking of video's
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?havocoffroad\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteRule \.(mp3|mpe?g|mov|ra?m|wm[av])$ - [F]

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I added this to my .htaccess file today, because our site has used over 1 gig of bandwidth in 3 days.  I don't really see any reason for it.

 

Have you been watching your "last visits" to see where the traffic is coming from? That will also show you clearly if your htaccess blocks are working.

 

Lee

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Welcome to the forums, Eloy! Your english is just fine!

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