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Quick question... Transfer a webs account to iPage? Looking forward for any answer or 2. Another question... Hi, I have been slammed since day one on my bandwidth. I am using about 3GB a month, and I have got to do something about it. I did have to upgrade to 2GB a month for an extra $5 a month, but this also doubled my disk storage, so it was not so bad.



Can someone help?.

I am using osc2.2ms2 and I have my catalog setup under / instead of the /catalog.

My live site..

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

Hi,.

Your iPage site looks good, the images and thumbnails were reasonable.

Hi,.

You could save a little bandwidth by changing your gif logos and thumbnails to jpg with about 40% compression..

The robots.txt file allows you to keep spiders out of certain directories, but this wont affect your bandwitdh much because spiders cant see images so they dont request them. A spider will see 10k html vs a customer will see 10k html +35k gif+15k gif....

User-agent: *.

Disallow: /cgi-bin/.

Disallow: /images/.

Disallow: /catalog/admin/.

Disallow: /catalog/images/.

Disallow: /catalog/includes/.

Basically when your bandwidth starts going up like that it means your iPage site is becoming sucessfull, and it might be time to look at a host that can handle 25+gig/month bandwidth..

Dave.....

Comment #2

Thank you, should I also include /includes/ in the robots.txt file? Since I have my catalog under the / directory would this be good?.

User-agent: *.

Disallow: /cgi-bin/.

Disallow: /images/ < I was not sure about this one?.

Disallow: /admin/.

Disallow: /images/.

Disallow: /includes/ < I was not sure about this one?.

Regarding the gif vs. jpg, I though the gif files were smaller and loaded quicker than the same quality jpg files.. Is this not correct?..

Comment #3

Sometimes yes...sometimes no..

For thumbnails...no..

You cannot truly thumbnail a gif. A "thumbnailed" gif is basically just a smaller version of the larger gif, without the compression. A "thumbnailed" gif merely resizes the original without resampling it, so a 200 x 200 gif of 15Kb, resized to a 75 x 75 gif, will still be 15 Kb, whereas a jpg of the same dimension, when thumbnailed will reduce to a file size of about 2Kb...

Comment #4

How do you thumbnail a .jpg file? Will this be via photo software? I am using Paint Shop Pro 7 for most all of my photo stuff...

Comment #5

Hi, I have been slammed since day one on my bandwidth. I am using about 3GB a month, and I have got to do something about it. I did have to upgrade to 2GB a month for an extra $5 a month, but this also doubled my disk storage, so it was not so bad. I do not have a robots.txt file on my iPage site and I am assuming this would help cut down on some of the bandwidth usage, right?.

Can someone help?.

I am using osc2.2ms2 and I have my catalog setup under / instead of the /catalog.

My live site..

Comment #6

Hi.

A robots text file will only help if your bandwidth is being used up by robots, which I assume it is, or why would you ask!?.

All the information you need can be found here.

Http://www.robotstxt.../exclusion.html.

The difficult bit is in identifying the "un friendly" robots and excluding them [it is an exclusion protocol after all.

].

I have built up a long list of unwelcome robots over the last few months, and still add to it on a regular basis. If you would like a copy of my robots text file PM me and I will send you it with pleasure..

Hope this makes sense, I've just had a bottle of wine.

Regards.

Spook..

Comment #7


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.