small site using huge amount of bandwidth.

betoranaldi

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I have a very small local site on my server. It is getting huge amount of bandwidth usage. Is there any easy way I can determine which files are causing the huge usage so that I can correct the issue?

This small site (which is only about 100mb on disk) uses 250gb a month.
 

betoranaldi

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awstats is disabled. Would there be any other way or is my best bet to enable it and keep an eye on it for the next month?
 

keddie

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Is it a static site or a CMS / Wordpress site?

One of our small WP clients had their bandwidth go through the roof recently, turned out to be 20,000 posts of comment spam.
 

ruzbehraja

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You may want to enable the Akismet plugin in Wordpress and also ensure that all contact forms on the site are secure.

Additionally you may want to disable new user creation / user commenting etc. for all pages / posts.

Adding a captcha to the forms should also help.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You can also utilize the "Bandwidth" icon within cPanel. This will not give you specific details about the content accessed, but it will let you know which service is using the bandwidth (e.g. Apache, POP3, IMAP).

Thank you.