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Bandwidth Monitoring

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stellavision, May 21, 2008.

  1. Stellavision

    Stellavision Registered

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    I had a surprise bill from my host yesterday saying that I had exceeded my 1000 Gb p/m allowance. I was surprised because my bandwidth usage in Cpanel suggests that I have never exceeded 500 Gb in a month.
    After talking to my host they suggested that Cpanel monitoring is not very accurate and some traffic does not always get caught by Cpanel. There is a huge difference between the average 470 Gb I see and the 1000 Gb I am told is seen at the switch! Does this sound about right?
    I need an accurate bandwidth measurement really, so if Cpanel is innacurate what other ways can I more accurately keep an eye on this. I did ask my host this yesterday but am still waiting for a reply.
     
  2. thewebhosting

    thewebhosting Well-Known Member

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    using Awstats (you can find this option in Web / Ftp Statistics) you can get the detailed information about the Unique visitors, Number of visits,Pages Hits, Bandwidth usage from particular IP addresses.
     
  3. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    That would not count traffic from services other than Apache and FTP.

    To the original poster: by chance, have you recently uploaded much data? I know a general rule of thumb is that bandwidth consumed with actions related to maintaining a website (uploading files, accessing cPanel/WHM etc.) are not counted towards your bandwidth quota by cPanel/WHM.

    However, if your hosting provider is using a third party application to monitor bandwidth, it is likely they can provide you with access to that data, perhaps via their billing interface.
     
  4. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    Another recommendation is to ask your webhost provider whether they are using a third party bandwidth monitoring service, rather than what comes with cPanel. If so, then the bandwidth meter displayed in the cPanel interface will be useless to you.
     
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