out of order

Hi! Computer at home has crapped itself so craftapalooza may be a little quiet this week. Hopefully I’ll get it sorted this week. I may be a little slow in responding to emails.

On a side note…my blog’s bandwidth had gone through the roof this past month, which was puzzling. It was predicting that at the end of this month I’d be 70% over, eek. Luckily for me Typepad don’t have a pricing schedule in place yet. YET.

So I contacted Typepad to see if they had any suggestions and they did. To quote:

"If there are files that you know are getting a lot of hits and are using too much of your bandwidth, you should definitely look at the Coral site here: http://www.coralcdn.org/

You can take advantage of Coral just by appending .nyud.net:8090 to the file URL.  This distribution method is used by larger sites for heavy traffic and will save you a generous amount of bandwidth. So if you are linking to an image named image.gif in your upload folder, the new URL would look like this: http://example.typepad.com.nyud.net:8090/photos/uncategorized/image.gif

You can also use the text box on the Coral home page to convert your file URLs."

So I did this to my sidebar buttons and guess what….my predicted bandwidth changed to 0.8% over this month (as opposed to 70% over!)!! Someone’s been sharing my bandwidth, nice. Probably accidently, but still, I like sharing but, peeps please copy buttons to your own hard drive, upload and host yourselves. If you don’t know how, ask your blog software provider.

On a different note, my mate Em is finally back from the UK. She’s been gone for 2 months! Got to briefly see her yesterday. Cannot believe how much her boys have changed in 2 months. Hopefully she’ll post about her visit and tour of Number 10!!

6 thoughts on “out of order

  1. Nichola says:

    thanks for this info, i’ve had some problems with bandwidth too and have just added the extra bit to my buttons and reduced my expected usage for the month.


  2. blossom says:

    i love your banner, too. did you design that yourself? so cute. i am now hosting my own blog, so i hope nobody will steal my bandwidth… cos i’m not sure how to check that.


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