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Traffic Per Month whole dedicated server in WHM or with SSH?

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  1. Gosa

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    Hi,

    Is there any way to see the traffic that is generated on the server per month?
    I have a limit of 250 GB per month and I'd like to see how much I'm using.
    I got a call that I was using more than I was supposed to. Maybe it has to do with the backup files that I have been downloading to store it on a external disk at home.

    If there is a way to see an overview of each user and what the system used for traffic, that we be even better.
    Something like:
    user1 10 GB
    user2 5 GB
    user3 14 Gb
    system 30 GB
    Total: 59 GB

    Thanks in advance!

    Greets
     
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Sure thing. Check here:
    WHM » Account Information » View Bandwidth Usage
     
  3. Gosa

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.
    It's great that we can see the total bandwidth used for the users.
    I didn't know it was possible. Thanks for that!!!

    Is it possible to see how much bandwidth was used by the system itself.
    Like when I downloaded the backups locally with the root user through ftp.

    That way, if I count what the users used and what the system used. I should have the amount used for everything.
    It's because my dedicated server may only download 250 GB/month.


    Thanks!!!
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    You could utilize third-party utilities such as iptraf to help monitor the total incoming/outgoing traffic to the server. You can search "iptraf" on our forums for more discussions about it.

    Thank you.
     
  5. Gosa

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    Hi,

    Thanks I will definitely check iptraf.

    I still don't understand how the hosting firm can now how much traffic is being used in total (accounts + system)?

    So for now I can assume that there is no way within WHM (without third-party tools) to see how much traffic has been used, even without details (just a total number)?

    Thanks guys
     
  6. Infopro

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    You might check with your Hosting Provider. For example Softlayer has reporting tools for this in it's control panel which is above cPanel and the server.
     
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    Your hosting providers pulls the bandwidth from the the switch port via mrtg, cacti, or what ever system they are using
    Your provider should be giving you access to view your switch port bw usage
     
  8. Gosa

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    Thanks guys for the additional information.
    I appreciate it!!!
     
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