What Happens if I Exceed My Bandwidth?

The answer technically depends on your web hosting provider and their policies for dealing with websites that go over a reasonable amount of bandwidth for the type of plan they have. But in most cases, the web host won’t go straight to taking your website offline. A good web host will instead get in touch to let you know about the issue, and recommend you either reduce your bandwidth usage or upgrade to a plan that better matches your needs.

Bandwidth can be a confusing subject to the uninitiated, but most website owners won’t need to think too much about it on a day-by-day basis. If you’re confused about how much you need or which plan to go with, a web host with a good support team can help you figure out what makes the most sense for your website.