Daily Archives: October 28, 2009

The Day My Blog Responded “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded”


Yesterday my blog responded with a Bandwidth Limit Exceeded message. I have tweeted about it here.

Menardconnect: waaaaah!!! Bandwidth Limit Exceeded!!! Fixing this now
1:19 PM Oct 27th from TweetDeck

I am very thankful that my web hosting company was very helpful and they have helped me fix this issue right away.

What is Bandwidth Limit Exceeded in simple terms? If you are a just doing some basic internet surfing, this means that the website you are visiting have reached the limit of amount of data transfer allowed in a period of time (usually a monthly quota) by its web hosting company. If the site you are visiting is your own website, then the explanation is the same but the ball is in your hands 🙂 . You should contact your web hosting company and upgrade your web-hosting plan to accommodate more data transfer or discuss other ways on how you can fix the problem.

Looking at the positive side of things: this is a good news in general; this bandwidth limit exceeded message usually means that your website have more visitors and more traffic.

Moving forward, some key lessons that I learned related to this incident:

  • this can be avoided with better planning and proper monitoring in place
  • I need attend to the paper work in a more timely manner or suffer the consequences 🙂