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Hosting plan sizes: MB, GB, etc.
A GB is a unit of measurement for quantifying the size of IT data.
The smallest value is the bit (b). Then we have:
To help envisage things, in 60GB of disk space, you can store 60,000 photos 1MB in size, or 1,200,000 text files measuring 50KB.
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Originally, as an approximation to familiar powers of ten (thousands, millions, etc), computer engineers chose the multiple 1,024 (i.e. approximately 1,000). So:
1 kilobyte (KB) = 1,024 bytes
1 megabyte (MB) = 1,024KB
1 gigabytes (GB) = 1,024MB
1 terabyte (TB) = 1,024GB
In order to simplify and adopt the conventional meanings of the prefixes kilo-, mega-, giga- etc, manufacturers, IT companies etc have adopted the convention of rounding down to powers of ten (and the world standards organisation IEEE has specified that the use of KB to denote 1,024 byte is incorrect but tolerated).
It is important not to confuse bits ('bit' is an acronym for 'binary digit') and bytes. One bit is a binary unit: 0 or 1. There are 8 bits in a byte (which is why when an Internet provider gives a value in Mbits or Mbs, you must divide by 8 to get the value in MB).
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