Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

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    Can anyone help as I can not access my website at, I get the message below:

    Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

    My e-mail address is (email redacted).



    The blog I need help with is


    First off that site will be self-hosted since we have no bandwidth limits here at so you need to inquire at http://wordpress.ORG/support/ about that site.

    But really, you need to contact your web host and you will likely have to upgrade your account with more bandwidth to get it back online.



    Speaking of bandwidth, I have a long question for you.

    I’m running a self-hosted blog and I’m testing one at

    While I love the freedom of being able to manage and customize every aspect of the self-hosted blog, I’m a little bit tired of modifying things, and my main concern is the so called “unlimited bandwidth” that the hosting providers sell. We know that doesn’t really exist, specially if you are on a $80 a year plan.

    On the other hand, I need to start focusing on posting articles with images and videos for a non-commercial project, and stop expending long hours configuring, upgrading and worrying for service up-time.

    Regarding bandwidth limits at, I’m aware of the policies that prevent abuse such as using a website to backup files, etc. But what would happen if I post a video (not embedded) an I get a million visitors (I wish) in one day? Would my blog survive to it?




    There’s a blog here that had something like 45 MILLION hits in two days and didn’t go down. I think you’re probably pretty good here.


    WordPress is home to the blogs of CNN Time, BoingBoing, Techcrunch, NBC Sports, TED, Dow Jones, CBS New York and a ton of other CBS affiliates, and many many more.

    And there are also a good number of other lesser know sites that get near or over 1,000,000 hits per day without so much as a whimper from Seriously, can handle it easily.



    Thank you guys for your quick response! It’s good to know that a blog will still up and running in the event of having a big amount of traffic.

    I assume that the examples you mentioned are and not WordPress VIP. Am I right?



    The one I mentioned certainly was just a plain old mommyblog. You might have heard of it; her son wanted to go as Daphne for Halloween and people freaked out.



    Yes, I remember! They got like 15.000 comments in one day.

    It’s not like I’m expecting the blog to be that popular, but as I mentioned before, it’s good to know that you got your back covered.

    Regarding VIP hosting, I think it’s a little bit overpriced, but of course, it all depends on your budget.

    Thanks again raincoaster and thesacredpath for your responses.


    You are welcome.

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