kreut — 2012-12-21T17:04:45-05:00 — #1
When a host offers "250 GB monthly transfer", does this mean that every time a FTP files either to or from my site it's counted? Or, is this just for site visitors who go to my site's URL's? Basically, I'm trying to develop a back-up strategy and would like to think about the impact on my monthly transfer.
felgall — 2012-12-21T18:39:19-05:00 — #2
It would generally mean all transfers of files to and from your hosting. The direction of the transfer has no impact on the bandwidth your site is using.
kreut — 2012-12-22T08:14:46-05:00 — #3
promptspace — 2012-12-22T13:37:22-05:00 — #4
Yes FTP transfers are included in the bandwidth count.
tmzhosting — 2012-12-25T14:59:28-05:00 — #5
Any type of transfer that has to do with your hosting account will count into the transfers. 250 GB is a good amount of bandwidth and if you are not hosting movies, music etc., you usually will not hit that limit.