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How to Check Bandwidth Usage in cPanel

by | Last Updated May 13, 2019 | Hosting | 0 comments

I am here to show you how to review bandwidth usage in cPanel charts for your cPanel account.

What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth is a measurement of how much data has entered or left your site. Data can be email, web, sound files, images or any other content that visitors consume as well as all the content you upload or send.

Why should you be concerned about bandwidth?

Your hosting provider may put a hard limit on the bandwidth that you or your visitors consume.

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And when you reach that limit visitors will no longer be able to see your site or send email to you or for you to send email to them.

And if your hosting provider puts a soft limit on bandwidth, your hosting provider may charge you for that additional traffic or require you to purchase a larger and more expensive package.

Lets check Bandwidth Usage in cPanel

Let’s go ahead and login to cPanel.

Here we are in the cPanel home interface.

Bandwidth Usage in cPanel
Overview of Bandwidth Usage in cPanel

If you look at the right side of the interface, you will see an information panel.

Bandwidth displays your bandwidth usage for the current month, your limit and a bar graph that indicates how much of your limit that you have used.

If you want to see detailed information about the bandwidth that you have used, you can click on Bandwidth.

A new interface will appear.

At the top of the interface, you will see a note about the time zone that these graphs, charts and tables use.

Bandwidth Usage in cPanel 24 Hour Usage
Bandwidth Usage in cPanel 24 Hour Usage

The interface displays graphs of your accounts bandwidth usage for the past 24 hours, the past week and the past year.

At the bottom of the interface, you will see tables that list bandwidth usage by the protocol for each month.

HTTP for web traffic, FTP for file transfers and IMAP, POP3 and SMTP for mail traffic.

You can click on a protocol to review bandwidth usage of that protocol by Day.

I will look at the HTTP web traffic.

A new interface will appear.

And here’s the chart and data for that month.

Let’s go back to the bandwidth interface.

You can click the total bandwidth usage to open a new interface that displays bandwidth usage of all protocols by day.

To receive warnings via email when you approach or reach your bandwidth usage limit click your username in the top of the interface.

Bandwidth Usage in cPanel Contact Information
Bandwidth Usage in cPanel Contact Information

And then click Contact Information.

A new interface will appear.

Confirm that the contact addresses are correct.

Scroll down to the contact preferences section.

And select the checkbox for My account approaches its bandwidth usage limit.

Then click Save.

A confirmation message will appear that displays your contact information and preferences.

At Host My Website Online, we don’t have any limit on the bandwidth usage. So, you don’t need to worry about reaching any limit or paying anything extra.

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