Hosting Company Advice - How much bandwidth?
I'm not sure how to estimate how much bandwidth I would need for a website. It's basically just a blog. Mostly text, some pics, a few zips. Probably wont get much traffic. Is 10GB a month enough?
How big is everything? Like, if you selected your pages, your pictures, and your zip files, how many bytes are selected?
How many hits do you think you'll get a month?
Multiply the two. This is your theoretical upper bound. That assumes that everyone downloads every picture and every zip file. It's a very impractical upper limit... but it's one.
You will likely be more than fine with 10GB a month... unless you're hosting files for the latest game release or a free adult site.
If you're asking this question, buy a bandwidth-limited package instead of a transfer-limited package. (Bandwidth is measured in bytes per second, not bytes). Any reputable hosting company should offer both kinds. If it's just a tiny site like that, a typical 20kb/sec package should be plenty. After a few months you'll know what your actual traffic usage is like, and can change to a more appropriate package if you like.
If the hosting company you are looking at is only offering transfer-limited packages, that's a strong warning sign that you should avoid this company. Such people are out to squeeze you for money, and typically have many hidden charges.