Everyway you can think of

I’m hosting a server for just 1 or 2 friends and I need to try and stretch my bandwidth sense my uplaod isn’t amazing, I need to know if their are any windows or server settings that may help drive bandwidth usage

Here is the things I already know about already that can lower network usage
Lowering render distance
Network compression (but at what point is lowering this worthless)

Right now im using Ngrok and I would def also like to know if port forwarding would be worth it to make my connection possibly stronger. Main reason I made this thread.