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Limit Bandwidth Usage

Posted by Allura on 12 09 2018.

Introduction
Limit bandwidth usage is for cPanel and WHM version 64. One needs to navigate to (Home >> Account Functions >> Limit Bandwidth Usage) interface to make this feature work.

This interface allows one to change the allotted bandwidth for an account. The amount of data that one’s server transfers is measured by bandwidth. One needs to set exact bandwidth limits for each account of the server. As for example, bandwidth need will be more for a user wishing to host video content that a user wishing to host a blog.

One may notice disparity between the bandwidth information provided by WHM and information provided by log processing programs (such as AWStats, Webalizer, or Analog Stats). To know more, one can read the Apparent Discrepancies in Bandwidth Usage Statistics documentation.

It is to note that the Disk limit setting refers to the account’s quota that the package of the account determines.

Change the Bandwidth Limit
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Introduction

Limit bandwidth usage is for cPanel and WHM version 64. One needs to navigate to (Home >> Account Functions >> Limit Bandwidth Usage) interface to make this feature work.

This interface allows one to change the allotted bandwidth for an account. The amount of data that one’s server transfers is measured by bandwidth. One needs to set exact bandwidth limits for each account of the server. As for example, bandwidth need will be more for a user wishing to host video content that a user wishing to host a blog.

One may notice disparity between the bandwidth information provided by WHM and information provided by log processing programs (such as AWStats, Webalizer, or Analog Stats). To know more, one can read the Apparent Discrepancies in Bandwidth Usage Statistics documentation.

It is to note that the Disk limit setting refers to the account’s quota that the package of the account determines.

Change the Bandwidth Limit

To do this, one needs to select the account one desires to modify. WHM displays information about the account after selection.

Steps:

  • One needs to click on Limit.
  • In the available text box, enter the new bandwidth.
  • Finally, click on Change.

It is to be noted that the system checks bandwidth limits once per day between 12.00am to 06.00am. So, there is a chance that the changes made to the bandwidth limit may not have a proper effect until that time.

Conclusion

Limiting bandwidth usage helps in having a check on the data usage that one server transfers. Technical steps help in the proper functioning of the feature.