What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that is transferred to and from a website or server. It is measured in bytes (B) and is typically tracked on a monthly basis. It is the traffic your website can handle over the internet. Bandwidth is used each time a visitor accesses a website.

cPanel provides a bandwidth usage tool that allows you to monitor the amount of data that is being transferred to and from your website. This tool displays a graph showing the total amount of data transferred, as well as a breakdown of the data transferred by domain, subdomain, and addon domain.

You can use this tool to monitor your website's bandwidth usage over time and ensure that you are not exceeding your allotted bandwidth.

If you exceed your bandwidth your account will be temporarily suspended and you will be required to upgrade.

Why you should not exceed your bandwidth limit?

If you own or manage a website, it is important that you monitor your bandwidth usage to avoid your subscription being put on hold

What Do Bandwidth Usage Statistics Tell Us?

  • They tell us about excessive traffic, if there is an increase or decrease in traffic, you can know by checking your bandwidth stats
  • They tell us about the statistics of a promotional effort
  • The bandwidth statistics show the time of an attack if a site falls victim to attack

How to Check Bandwidth Usage in cPanel

It is crucial to monitor bandwidth usage to keep your site running constantly. An overview that displays how much bandwidth is being used by your website is displayed in the Bandwidth section in cPanel

How to see a short summary of bandwidth usage:

Log into your cPanel
On the right-hand side of the screen, you will see Bandwidth Usages under the Statics section.

How to see the full details of bandwidth usage:

  • Log in to cPanel button.
  • Navigate to “Metrics”
  • Click "Bandwidth"

The Bandwidth interface displays information for the past 24 hours, the past week, the past year, the current month, and the previous months.

The cPanel bandwidth usage statistics

HTTP – web traffic, requests for pages or resources (images, etc.) on your website
POP3 and IMAP – email that your accounts received
FTP – file transfers
SMTP – emails that your accounts sent

Monthly Statistics Details

A monthly breakdown in pie charts is shown here. Simply click on the link from the monthly summary to view the bandwidth usage of that day, you can do the same for the hourly and daily statistics.

It's important to keep an eye on your website's bandwidth usage and make sure that you are not exceeding your allotted bandwidth. This can help you to avoid any unexpected charges or downtime for your website.

Bandwidth is a limited resource when overused can cause performance issues. Therefore, it's important to monitor and manage the bandwidth usage on your website.