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


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

 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 (May 14, 2001)


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