Photobucket Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

I Exceeded My Photobucket Bandwidth Limit

Category: Personal


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If you noticed, some of the images in this web site is replaced by this image at the corner.

Photobucket bandwidth exceeded

Because of this, my list of Transformers Autobots and Decepticons look so damn ugly. :-(

This just means that I have already exceeded the bandwidth limit at my free photobucket account. However, this does not mean that they have been deleted. It’s just that the links to my images are temporarily disabled.

What is a bandwidth?

Photobucket explains it as,

Bandwidth is used when digital content is viewed from a link you have posted on another website or in an email (e.g. MySpace, eBay, message boards, etc.). Bandwidth is a measure of the number of bytes passed over time via direct linking. It is calculated by adding up the size of each of your images or videos as they are sent from Photobucket.

So, the more your images are viewed, the more bandwidth is consumed. At my free photobucket account, I have already uploaded 539 images of which most are posted here.  That only consumed 22 MB of my free 500 MB storage. However, a free one can only give you 10 GB of bandwidth per month and unfortunately, I have already exceeded it. I attribute this to spikes in traffic at this site.

Below is the screen shot of my Photobucket Account Dashboard:

Photobucket account dashboard

The links to my images are temporarily disabled. They will be reactivated and the bandwidth will reset on the day I registered which is the 10th of the month which means, on September 10. This also means that I still have to wait for 6 days. Oh my.

You might ask, “Why do you use a free image hosting service? Why not just upload the images to your server?”

Actually, I also upload images  to my server but only in small quantities. I don’t want to burden my server too much because I fear that it might contribute to down times whenever spikes in traffic happens. Besides, Photobucket is free so why not? I also use Flickr for more of my personal pictures (no, there are no scandals there). Photobucket actually offers an upgrade which gives you 25 GB of storage and unlimited bandwidth but you have to shell out $24.95/year. I can’t afford that yet so for the meantime, this bandwidth woes will stay.

So to my visitors, sorry for this inconvenience.

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11 Responses to “I Exceeded My Photobucket Bandwidth Limit”

  1. How to Hack Someone's Photobucket Account | Says:

    [...] So, if you came here looking for ways on how to hack a photobucket account, I’m sorry but I don’t know how and don’t intend to know either. This post is just a test if I can gather some traffic from the web. After all, this post was created after I did some keyword research about photobucket when I exceeded my account’s bandwidth limit. [...]

  2. enad Says:

    create a new photobucket account…upload images alternately…what do you think?

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    ark Reply:

    Yes, I already registered a new account. But my old pictures will remain at my old account. It will be a tedious job if I transfer them all. Just have to wait na lang until Sept. 10 para mareset ung bandwidth ko.

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    enad Reply:

    for the meantime, ganyan na lang muna ang mga pics mo. lol. what is your bandwidth limit ba with fatcow?

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    ark Reply:

    Unlimited.

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    petiksmode Reply:

    amff! nangyayari pala to?? lol.

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    ark Reply:

    First time ko nga naranasan ito eh.

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    Pastilan Reply:

    Fatcow ka rin pala? He he he magkano kuha mo? Nakuha ko ng $48 1 year imbis na $66 kasi tsinat ko muna yung taga Fatcow.

    Pero mas astig yung WebHostingPad, ang bilis, nakakuha ako ng unlimited rin lahat, 2 years na package, $68 lng he he he.

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    ark Reply:

    Yap, I followed your advice. When I checked it out, nakita ko na nasa top siya ng mga surveys for best web hosts kaya kinuha ko na. $48 din bigay sa akin. Discounted na kasi transfer account ung inaplayan ko eh.

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  3. James Moralde Says:

    Hi, I know this is an old post but I can’t help but wonder if you are in control of those traffic ‘spikes’. I mean, do you have some method or technique you use to generate traffic spikes?

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    ark Reply:

    Traffic spikes occur whenever there are big pay-per-view events for boxing and MMA. Posts I made and SEOd for them usually bring me the traffic spikes.

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