For most website owners, ensuring that there is interaction and activity in them is something that many are targeting. This not only helps bring in the people via the web but also helps identify if the site is performing up to par as far as familiarity of the site is concerned.
There are sites that install chat scripts to which people converse on and off topic. While that is a given and something that people view as a great feature, as a developer you also have to think of bandwidth and the impact it has especially when the traffic into your site starts soaring. When that happens, you better check your bandwidth capacity since ignoring it would make your site one hell of a snail’s pace refresh rate.
Some people will not know this until the time comes that a lot of people visit their site. For sure, in the preliminary stages, most people would let it go. But after a few months, that is when you will start seeing warnings like “Bandwidth Exceeded”. Once that happens, you are bound to panic and contact your provider to help resolve the issue.
This cannot be avoided nor can be forecasted on when it would happen. The best way is to closely monitor your site. It may not be a setup anyone would love but you can be assured that proper monitoring can avoid such inconveniences if you want a great website put up.