What is the different between bandwidth and traffic?
Nowadays, i keep hearing people talk about bandwidth and traffic...
What is the difference between both?
bandwith : is limiits of your traffic
Here is how I think of it
Traffic: Number of people visiting my site
Bandwith: The ammount of resources that is used by Traffic
The more Traffic, The more Bandwith. (Now only if my site got more traffic)
Objectivly spaeking (not from a hosting point of view,)
Bandwidth describes the capacity for traffic flow.
Thoroghput describes how much of your bandwidth you are acutaly using.
Bandwidth is the capacity / speed of you internet connection. The higher the bandwidth, the faster your connection is.
Traffic on the other hand is the amount of connections in a certain network. Like the number of people connected to a server. That's traffic.
Bandwidth and traffic both are technical words referring to characteristic of a site or server.
Bandwidth is the actual capacity of how much (traffic) a site or server can handle. Traffic can both be in number of people visiting the site or the amount of data exchanged on the website.
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Coming from a networking background I would say Bandwidth is the speed at which pages/files can be downloaded/uploaded...
While Transfer is how much of that you have used in a period of time (how much mb in files have been downloaded/uploaded.)
Traffic is usually linked to the amount of visitors your site gets... Not a direct link to Bandwidth/Transfer.
bandwidth - 1 Mb
traffic - 1 Hits