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Bandwidth

Definition:

Bandwidth refers to the maximum amount of data that is transferable over time through a communicational network. Bandwidth measures in Kilobits per second (kbps).

Information:

Differences between bandwidth and data transfer often cause misperceptions.

Data transfer refers to the sum, while the other pertains to speed. For instance, an individual creates a web hosting program with 128 kbps of bandwidth for a maximum recurrent data transfer of roughly 40 GB.

128 kbps = bits = bytes
per second 128,000 16,000
per minute 7,680,000 960,000
per hour 460,800,000 57,600,000
per day 11,059,200,000 1,382,400,000
per month 331,776,000,000 41,472,000,000
divide by one billion
~41 gigabytes/month


Note:
 Various hosts utilize bandwidth and data transfer reciprocally, which regards the monthly data allowance as bandwidth.

Helpful Articles Related to Bandwidth:

WebHosting Bandwidth – An Introduction
SitePoint.com (May 14, 2001)

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