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Thursday, September 17, 2020

3 Effective Ways to Save on Hosting Bandwidth Usage

3 Effective Ways to Save on Hosting Bandwidth Usage

If my friend is a web hosting package user with very minimal resources and is often warned by the web hosting provider because it uses too much bandwidth resource? then my friend is in a very appropriate article to discuss this issue. I will share 3 ways that have been proven effective in reducing bandwidth usage.

Use Hotlinking Protection

If suddenly the hosting bandwidth usage that is used has increased drastically without being accompanied by an increase in traffic and page views. So it is very likely that the URL of the image content on your blog is hotlinking. Hotlinking is the use of an image URL directly from one site to another without the permission of the website owner. Hotlinking can result in the use of the resource (bandwidth) of the owner of the image URL and can also burden the website/blog of the owner of the image URL. To solve this problem, it is actually very easy, you just have to log in to cpanel> security> click hotlinking protection as shown in the image below.

hotlinking cpanel

 After entering the hotlinking panel, click Enable and then click submit. In addition, you can also use the URL redirect option in the hotlinking panel. The function of this redirect option is that when someone tries to hotlink an image URL on your blog, it will automatically be directed to a URL that is entered in the redirect option.

Use Plugin Cache

If you are a WordPress CMS user, then I highly recommend using the wordpress cache plugin. The plugins that I recommend the most are WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache (select one). The function of the cache plugin is to create a secondary data storage mechanism (making dynamic pages static) so that it can reduce the CPU Load and Bandwidth load. In addition, this wordpress cache plugin can also be used to compress jpeg, javascript, HTML, and CSS which make a site page lighter, speed up page loading speed, save bandwidth, and improve user experience. That is why there are so many SEO experts who advise their clients to use this plugin, because of the myriad of benefits it has.

Using a Cloudflare CDN

Cloudflare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that has the ability to filter all incoming traffic before it can access a website's original server. So when traffic that will enter a website, whether it is the user or bot traffic, then he must pass through the Cloudflare data center filtering network before he can access the website. So, with the Cloudflare data center filtering network, it is hoped that the attackers will be restrained by it.

how cloudflare works
Source: Cloudflare.com

So what does bandwidth have to do with it? Cloudflare itself also functions to distribute static content to its 77 data centers around the world so that it can be accessed quickly by users and saves bandwidth usage. I myself am a Cloudflare user for one of my blogs that has high traffic. On the Internet, there is so much proof that Cloudflare has managed to save my blog bandwidth by 90%.

For those of you who want to use Cloudflare. Please click here, click signUp, then enter your blog's domain there which is useful for DNS checking. When finished, please replace the name server in the domain with the name server provided by Cloudflare. For those who are still confused, please see the video tutorial here.

Also Read: Best Settings For The All In One SEO Pack Plugin


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