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    Has anyone else have this happen to them? Since moving over to a responsive website our bandwidth has doubled? I'll attach our smarterstats info. Looking to use 57GB this month - we've never gone over 28GB - we are on the power plan which gives you 45GB per month. This looks to be another $60.00 plus per month in overage charges. Any ideas would be appreciated on any outside programs to help with this? Also we've been in business 15 years and no our traffic has not doubled - you'll see that from the stats. Sales have not doubled - only the bandwidth from using a responsive website.

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    We ran into this as well. We have always had huge bandwidth usage once we were here on 3dcart. Even though our site lost 90% of its traffic our bandwith seemed to have double compared to what we used on big commerce. We were also told that the plan would be good for a certain number of visitors, we have maybe a 1/4 of them and were going well over the bandwith allowances of the plan and had to upgrade.

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    • #3
      I honestly think it is from non responsive templates being poorly coded to responsive that have cause the issues.

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      • #4
        The largest issues that come with changes isn't usually the coding because no matter how you slice it, divs will always play lighter than tables. No responsive templates to my knowledge have ever been rebuilt off of a non-responsive template to responsive template directly (which would not be feasible just in time alone). They have only been made from scratch to match with html5 coding.

        The biggest issue for 3dcart bandwidth is image file sizes. If your previous design had limited or not very large images and then you go to a design that has multiple or really large image file sizes, that is where the biggest hit comes from. Sometimes people create and use their own thumbnails and that is a huge issue that most are unaware of. Normally people save images at a much much larger/higher file size and resolution than what is needed.

        @ebeegirl

        Here are your sizes on pageload:

        Image: 2.0 MB
        Script: 232.1 kB
        Other: 110.5 kB
        HTML: 92.0 kB
        CSS: 45.6 kB

        So out of a pageload size of 2.5mb which is high no matter how you look at it. 2.0MB of it is images.

        Hope this gives some insight to the issues.

        Thanks,
        Shaun
        TheCartDesigner.com
        Not 3dcart Owned or Operated
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        • #5
          I know the images are large - just started resizing some of them - they also made the rotating banners .png which I have since converted to .jpg. Our site was built by 3dcart so now trying to redo some of the images to make them smaller. Does anyone know of a quick way to do this?? I just went into settings>general>store settings>product sizes and making them smaller but this looks to be images that are uploaded and not to current images being used.

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          • #6
            just cleaned up a bunch of stuff had a background image on my header of some comb which I took off now and also made a few more banners that do not have as much mb to them so we shall see if this cuts down some usage - I know the header image was pulling a ton of usage. Now the header area is a bit plain but will work www.ebeehoney.com

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            • #7
              Nothing plain about that, ebeegirl. It looks great!

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              • #8
                I would like to add our phone number to the center of our header line, like you have Honey Direct from the Hive. Any ideas?
                http://www.pack-secure.com

                Packaging and Shipping Supply Specialists

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                • #9
                  Pack Secure - that wording is found under our frame.html and the coding is this:

                  <!--START: FRAME_SEARCH-->
                  <div class="search-area">
                  <h3>'Honey Direct from the Hive'</h3>
                  <div id="searchBox" class="searchBox">
                  <form method="get" name="searchForm" action="search.asp">
                  <input id="searchlight" type="text" name="keyword" value="" placeholder="Search Products ..." class="search-text" />
                  <button type="submit" class="search-btn"><!-- <i class="icon-search"></i> -->[frame_search]</button>
                  </form>
                  </div>
                  </div>
                  <script type="text/javascript">
                  jQuery(document).ready(function(e) {
                  jQuery('#mob-Search').removeAttr('style');
                  });
                  </script>
                  <!--END: FRAME_SEARCH-->

                  not sure if this will help you or not - but that's what I found - 3dcart coded it, I just designed it.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks I tried borrowing your code and removing the search section, but the text was up too high. I need to center it vertically and horizontally. I like your site.
                    http://www.pack-secure.com

                    Packaging and Shipping Supply Specialists

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                    • #11
                      thanks - I'm no good at coding, but once it's coded I can typically tweak many things. Right now I just discovered something that may have been there all along! A way to start blocking many countries from hitting our site. Not using CloudFlare but just looking up IP address ranges of specific countries and simply copying and pasting them into an excel worksheet. I just discovered we can download as a CSV file our ip address ranges we have blocked. By download this info and then adding my excel tweaked country ip lists, I can upload these in seconds now blocking most ip ranges from many problem countries. I know the ip address ranges will be added but this is a start to stop so much traffic.

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                      • #12
                        That sounds like it should help.

                        Anyone on centering my text in the header sections? Any coding advice?
                        http://www.pack-secure.com

                        Packaging and Shipping Supply Specialists

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ebeegirl View Post
                          I know the images are large - just started resizing some of them - they also made the rotating banners .png which I have since converted to .jpg. Our site was built by 3dcart so now trying to redo some of the images to make them smaller. Does anyone know of a quick way to do this?? I just went into settings>general>store settings>product sizes and making them smaller but this looks to be images that are uploaded and not to current images being used.

                          It might be a little late, but it might help someone else. I use a tool called Infran View to batch resize all of my image. Look for menu item File > Batch Conversion / Rename.

                          After you resize them you can upload via FTP...

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                          • #14
                            Fotobella - getting bandwidth under control - blocked tons of IP addresses from complete countries - also blocked many of AmazonNaws IP addresses that were hitting our the site not needing to be on our site at all.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ebeegirl View Post
                              Fotobella - getting bandwidth under control - blocked tons of IP addresses from complete countries - also blocked many of AmazonNaws IP addresses that were hitting our the site not needing to be on our site at all.
                              I've looked up the how to block an IP address, but how do you know what IP address to block? I've been live with 3dcart for 10 days now. With years of stats on my other server I've not seen any wild changes in bandwidth. For me the average is 4GB a month, some times 5.

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