Bandwidth and data transfer are vital terminology used in web hosting. But these two words though sound same but signify different meanings. The bandwidth refers to the rate of data transfer while data transfer indicate amount of data transferred.given transmission path or medium. If a given web host has higher bandwidth, the website will load faster because it can transfer more data per second.
Data transfer refers to amount of traffic generated and transported from one location to another. From web hosting perspective, the data transfer refers to amount of data that is transferred to and from your website either by you uploading files, your visitors viewing and downloading files, and emails transported from the server to your computer. Data transfer is measured in bytes (B), kilo bytes (1 thousand bytes or KB), mega bytes (1 million bytes or MB) giga bytes (1 billion bytes or GB) or tera bytes (1 trillion bytes or TB).
Web Hosting companies that advertise Unlimited Bandwidth is providing false information. The propaganda of Unlimited Bandwidth used by web hosting companies are merely to attract customers. It is nothing more than a marketing technique to project company and their facilities. It is impossible for any web hosting company to provide Unlimited Bandwidth or unlimited space because these companies themselves have limited bandwidth and hard disk space.
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