I never thought the day would come when I would approach the 20 GB per month bandwidth limit that my host allows, but I have. According to thier FAQ, less than one tenth of one percent of the sites exceed their limit. The Caption Machine has been averaging around 1.2 GB PER DAY for quite a while. Not good. They charge $8/GB if I go over, which is reasonable, but not feasible. It’s time to optimize and down-sample the quality of my jpegs before I get charged like crazy. There was a 30-day stretch overlapping 2 pay periods that I hit 33 GB of traffic. There is no way I’m paying $128/month for hosting.

If you’re looking for a good host – you can’t beat the price/feature ratio of Dream Host. Their generosity is the only reason the capiton machine didn’t get shutdown weeks ago.