What is traffic? How is traffic calculated?

What is Traffic.

Traffic is based on the times the visitor watches the image gallery or video and loads the content. 
Every time a "New" visitor watches the gallery created by the Cincopa user, the traffic he will use for that "First" time is taken out of the Cincopa user's account.
Every time the user will watch the gallery again, it will usually load from the page's cache and not from the traffic of the Cincopa user. 

How is traffic calculated?

Traffic usage is related to the amount of files or images and to the length of your video. The longer your video is, the higher the traffic it uses is.
If we would like to explain it mathematically then it would be:
Video file: The original size of your video file / 12 x the number views. it is about 10MB for each actual minute that user watched for the first time.
Audio file:  The original size of your audio file x the number of times it was played by new user. it is usually about 1MB for every minute of play
Image gallery:  1GB traffic for a gallery with 10 images (high res) for every 1000 views. this statistic is valid when gallery is above the fold, if gallery is bellow this number can drop dramatically. also if image is not high res (as customary in most sites) this number can drop by 70%. so hard to estimate and need to test.
Note:  Creating "Auto Start" video increases the traffic usage.
Note:  12 is an avg in video compression and may vary between 1 to 20.


Enabling download of your files by visitors requires additional traffic for each download
Please notice that downloading the original size file takes more traffic (same as the original file size) than download of re-sized file. 
You can choose what file your visitors will download by changing the download settings here:


Estimating the amount of traffic your account will need is not an easy task, there are many factors involved. Best practice is to let your account run for a few days and monitor your traffic usage in your My Account Page page. The chart is showing how much traffic your site consumes each day, multiply it by 31 days and you have a good estimate.



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