Bandwidth Maths - Dedicated Server
Posted on 2004-10-27
I am bit lazy/busy, so wanted to just ask a simple quick fire question...
A lot of web hosting companies offer Bandwidth deals when you buy a package off them. You pay a monthly fee and away you go.
Let say we bought a Windows 2003 IIS Server, a P4 2.4Ghz Celeron it comes with 1 IP Address and 1800GB/mo. Transfer (so the advert says). The main idea is to run a small amount of IIS and large amount of FTP securly, maybe VPN to lots of connection points.
We have 400 computers connected at 512KB ADSL (in UK), pulling 10Mb Media files off this online (future) host. Every week, the 10Mb file changes and the 400 computers have to re-download this file. So this can generate 400 FTP connections to the server and I suspect there will be a limit of simulatanous connections, don't know at this stage.
How much Bandwidth per month (or per week) do it need?
Would each of the 400 computers be maxed out at 512Kb/sec?
How long do you think a transfer would take? Or how long do you think it would take to send to 400 stations?
Formulas would be great.