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How to Limit Bandwidth Usages?

Posted by Allura on 22 02 2018.

About Bandwidth in cPanel
The bandwidth interface uses graphical representations to showcase the bandwidth usage. Details of bandwidth usage over a particular period of time is displayed in each graph. In six different categories, information about the bandwidth is displayed in every graph:-

 	Http- It displays web traffic.
 	Ppp3- Displays email received by a specific account.
 	Imap- Shows email received a particular account.
 	Ftp- Information about transferred files.
 	Smtp- Shows email sent to an account.
 	All- Displays the combined total of each and every category.

In bandwidth calculation, only bandwidth of sent messages is recorded, not the POP3 or IMAP (received) messages. With this information, one can monitor the heaviest traffic times for his or her website. It also helps to make the decision about purchasing additional bandwidth.

Overview of the Feature
The allotted bandwidth for an account can be changed by this particular interface. The amount of data transferred by a certain server…

About Bandwidth in cPanel

The bandwidth interface uses graphical representations to showcase the bandwidth usage. Details of bandwidth usage over a particular period of time is displayed in each graph. In six different categories, information about the bandwidth is displayed in every graph:-

  • Http- It displays web traffic.
  • Ppp3- Displays email received by a specific account.
  • Imap- Shows email received a particular account.
  • Ftp- Information about transferred files.
  • Smtp- Shows email sent to an account.
  • All- Displays the combined total of each and every category.

In bandwidth calculation, only bandwidth of sent messages is recorded, not the POP3 or IMAP (received) messages. With this information, one can monitor the heaviest traffic times for his or her website. It also helps to make the decision about purchasing additional bandwidth.

Overview of the Feature

The allotted bandwidth for an account can be changed by this particular interface. The amount of data transferred by a certain server is measured by the bandwidth. For every account on the server, one must set a certain bandwidth limit as per requirement. For example, more bandwidth is necessary for hosting a video that only hosting a blog, so it should be set accordingly.

Often we can notice differences between information about bandwidth which is provided by WHM and the information which is provided by some log processing programs such as AWStats, Webalizer or Analog Stats).

Changing the Bandwidth Limit

In order to change the bandwidth limit for an account, first, the account which is desired to be modified has to be selected. After the selection of the account, details about that particular account is displayed by WHM:

IP  
Owner  
Email peter@example.org
Start Date 10 Jan 18 08:30
Theme *unknown*
Package Package22
Disk Used 103M
Disk Limit unlimited

Information that displays when an account is selected from the Account Selection List

[The account’s quota, determined by the account’s package is referred by the ‘Disk Limit’ setting.]

Following steps are to be followed to change the bandwidth limit for an account

  • Click on ‘Limit’.
  • In the available box, the new bandwidth limit is to be entered.
  • Click on change.

Only for once in a day, that is between midnight and 6:00 am, the bandwidth is checked by the system. As a result, changes made in the bandwidth limit during other time of the day may not get into effect immediately.

 

Conclusion

Although we should keep it in mind that suspension and limiting bandwidth are two different things altogether. While the system automatically initiates limits if it exceeds the bandwidth limit an automatically removes it at the beginning of the month, by suspending an account one allows the system to impose certain limitations and it remains like that unless the account is unsuspended by that person. The suspension is not an automatic process.