What's the difference between storage space and bandwidth?


Storage Space

Storage space is the total amount of space on a server where you store files, especially those used to create your website. These files include text, images, video, and any other media.

A good analogy is to think of your storage space as a filing cabinet. As a business grows you need to put more folders and files into the cabinet and the same goes with storage space, that's why we give you a generous amount of storage to start with.


Bandwidth


Simply put, bandwidth is the amount of data transfer that occurs between your website and it's users, the amount needed depends mostly on the popularity of the website itself. So, whenever someone visits your website, their device must actually download from the server the files that make it before being able to display it.

The size of the files downloaded accounts for how much bandwidth is used up at any given moment. Besides people viewing your website, bandwidth is used when you backup your website, or when someone downloads a file from the server. 

 Important!   An often overlooked factor in bandwidth and storage is email. If you're sending emails from your site full of large files to multiple people, this will count towards your bandwidth and storage use.

To recap, storage space is the amount of server space that is allocated for your file storing needs, while bandwidth is the amount of transfer allowed from the server to other locations on the internet.

Moosites give you unlimited bandwidth reviewed yearly and a generous amount of storage space which can easily be upgraded if you ever need it.

Hope that helps.

Michael