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Question: What are "space" and "transfer"?

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Space is the amount of space you can use on the web hosting server. All your files, images, video, HTML are taking up of your web hosting account space. Email messages, databases are also calculated to wards the space your site is using on the server. The space is usually listed in megabytes(for example 500MB).

Transfer is the amount of traffic your site may consume per month. For example if you have a page that averages 40KB and it is being loaded 1000 times a day you will need a plan with at least 4-5GB of data transfer. 1000 views * 40KB = 40,000KB (40MB), 40MB * 30 days = 1200 MB(1.2 GB)

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