Estimating website size

  VNAM75 17:15 01 Mar 2009

I'm working on my first website usng netobjects. Its basic, with a plain background and some text and links. But it contains a lot of screenshots which are imported jpeg files. These jpeg files total 10-12mb in size and are spread over 5 webpages.

How big will the website be in total size in terms of what a webhost will count as allowance(?)

Who should I use to host this the site? I want a free web host to start with. I was thinking my isp, virgin. Do isp's provide free web space these days?

  mark2 20:02 01 Mar 2009

I currently have 50mb of free webspace with virgin, your 10-12 mb will take up 10-12mb of the 50mb click here so you can set up your webspace

  KimptonComputers 20:05 01 Mar 2009


Your webpage will take a long time to open, a very long time for some users. This is not good for the user and will ultimately affect your rankings and traffic.

I would suggest that you create some new pages, and move the images to these. Then create links to them on the main page. You can always put NEXT buttons at the bottom of the pages if its a series you need to show. Try and keep the pages as small as possible like we have here, click here

Alternatively, can you not make the images any smaller by saving them as another format such as .gif?

Good luck

  VNAM75 21:19 01 Mar 2009

masrk2, thanks for the link, very useful.

KimptonComputers, thanks for the advice. I didn't think about page loading times. Some of the pages would be very big. I will add more pages. I'd thought that pages will load as you scroll down rather than load the whole page contents.

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