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Old 04-15-02, 11:13 AM
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so how much does a post cost?

with all the talk recently about how costs are on the rise here i was trying to come up with some idea how much bandwidth really costs. now i know it's probably not easy to come up with an exact figure but there must be a way to estimate it. not counting hardware or other related expenses, just the bandwidth, how much does it cost to post to a forum like this (i'm asking in general for any decent sized forum.)

and i assume that just refreshing a page or viewing a page would require just as much bandwidth, right?
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Re: so how much does a post cost?

Originally posted by broadwayblue
with all the talk recently about how costs are on the rise here i was trying to come up with some idea how much bandwidth really costs. now i know it's probably not easy to come up with an exact figure but there must be a way to estimate it. not counting hardware or other related expenses, just the bandwidth, how much does it cost to post to a forum like this (i'm asking in general for any decent sized forum.)

and i assume that just refreshing a page or viewing a page would require just as much bandwidth, right?
I think it is small to none really. isn't it the cost of the post being uploaded to people where it really gets expensive so everytime a page is refreshed or downloaded Geoff needs to pay to upload the information plus all the other posts on that page. otherwise the original post itself is not much i bet.

of course maybe it is far more complicated than that


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