In its most basic definition, bandwidth describes the level of traffic, and amount of data that can transfer between your site, users, and the Internet. Web hosting companies offer a maximum level of bandwidth for their tiers of hosting packages. Seeing these tiers clearly defined, when viewing a hosting website, is often a good indication of which hosting companies have the best-in-class of three essential components:

  • Networks
  • Connections
  • and Systems

Usually, the more bandwidth a web host can provide, the faster and the better these three factors will be.  At the same time, you should try to avoid attractive-looking “unlimited bandwidth” offers, as these are often not what they seem (more on this point later). “Unmetered bandwidth” should be more along the lines of what you are looking for.