What a way to start September. I just received a mail coming from my web host about a forthcoming invoice on my Web Hosting account. I just though it would be a small $6 bill for the additional domain I ordered on the package. So i checked my Control Panel to double check what the invoice will be all about, and what I saw shocked me. It’s my nightmare coming true. My invoice is $140 dollars for excess Bandwidth! I couldn’t believe what I saw. Before, I would just be happy reaching my monthly 1GB Bandwidth average as I have a 100GB Bandwidth limit. For August, I reached 119GB and for just 8 days past September, my September bandwith usage is 428GB. That is 400x my usual Bandwidth.
The biggest question now is, HOW WILL I PAY MY DUES! I will not be able to pay $140. There are two options that I am weighing right now, 1.) Pay the dues 2.) Not pay the dues and wait for this account to be cancelled. Which is which? I badly need this site. If anybody can offer their help I would gladly accept it. You can spare me some of your loose change by donating though the Paypal button on the right sidebar.
NOTE: I think I found the culprit on the sudden Bandwidth outburst. I think it is the Michael Phelps is Evil Gif that generated that much traffic. I’m not sure how browsers or web hosts treats GIF files. It could be they load the size per frame. Will still have to investigate that one. If the traffic doesn’t change in the next 2 days, I think I’ll be forced to take down the site for the mean time.
Again, I badly need your help, citizens and non-citizens of the blogosphere! A $1-$5 donation will be a big help. I’m on my knees begging you. PLEASE!