Mystery bandwidth problems..
I just received a huge overage bill for my bandwidth.
I had previously asked about high loads and slow speeds on my server, and I think this has alot to do with it.
Basically, I had an account that was no longer in use but it seemed to be showing up under multiple unrelated domains (the ~user/ account). I had a look through my bandwidth today, and this sub domain had used 360gig of bandwidth already this month. My entire server only uses about 200 gig a month normally. Last month I was upto 1200 gig which is 200 gig over my alotment.
I terminated the account, but I did this once before with another account and it seemed to just pass over to this new account.
Does anyone know why it's going through crazy bandwidth like this, or how to stop it. It basically ate all my profits for this month and had my server pinging at 1000 ms with server loads at 20 or higher all month. I have to stop this right away, but my support for the server seems useless. I have asked them over and over to help me find the cause of this and they keep sending me in circles (run upgrade scripts, mitage usage, upgrade your connection, all of which I've done to no avail.). Is it possible my server has been compromised somehow? Is there any way for me to see what files are causing the mass bandwith usage?
I noticed after I deleted the account in WHM the bandwidth usage disappeared. Why did this happen?
Please help me as I'm not really sure where to turn. Cpanel allowed this account to use 400% of it's bandwidth which didn't help matters at all.