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Spiking Bandwidth Issue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Talent Wedz, May 24, 2017.

  1. Talent Wedz

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    Hi,

    I had a website revamp in February, from my old site to my new wordpress site. Before the revamp, my monthly bandwidth transfer was averaging at 30GB monthly.
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    After the revamp, Both my HTTP & POP3 keep going up every month. i.e

    March Bandwidth Transfer.
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    April

    upload_2017-5-24_9-4-27.png

    A good look at the attached information also reveals a sudden spike in POP3 Bandwidth. I don't understand how a website revamp will also affect POP.
     
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  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    In cPanel, under "Raw Access", do you have the access logs from the previous months? If so, you can download the access logs and compare them to this month's to see if you notice any difference in the files accessed or the amount of access attempts.

    Also, do you have root access to the system to review /var/log/maillog for POP3 activity?

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi CpanelMichael

    Thank you for your response. Yes I can see the logs but I can't understand a thing there. I do not have root access to all the above and my hosting company also doesn't seem to know what they are doing.
     
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    Alright so I downloaded log files for December 2016 & May 2017, imported them to Excel. The first difference I saw was the December log goes up to 13949 visits and the May one goes up to 522726.
     
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    This would suggest the additional visits are leading to the increased usage.

    Thank you.
     
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