Quote - " You mean, we broke his web page???"
Not necessarily broke the guy's page, just temporarily out of service.
You see, every time a web page is viewed by a visitor, it takes a
certain amount of data transferred from his site to your computer. That
data transfer is called "bandwidth" useage. Some web sites are only
allowed to transfer a limited amount of data per day or per month (i.e.
a limited amount of bandwidth useage per day or per month). So if his
web page (or web site in general) becomes really popular he'll quickly
exceed his bandwidth.
Example, if his bandwidth useage is 25Megs per month and his site is
busy enough that the 25Megs is used up on the 19th, he has to wait for
the beginning of the next month before anyone can view his site. He has
a choice of either staying where he is at or "renting" space on another
server where he can buy more bandwidth useage. Many servers now offer
This is why its important to set up a web page that isn't too big in
file size, so as not to chew up too much bandwidth when the site
becomes popular. Images file size is usually the big culprit.
Hope that helps in an explaination.