Bandwidth usage (VDSmanager)

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Bandwidth usage is the total amount of data transferred to and from a web server. Every time someone visits your website data is transferred. The data includes images, files, page data and everything else you see when you view a website.

Summary traffic is broken up into incoming or outgoing.

  • Incoming traffic is data which comes into a server, for example when someone downloads a file from the website.
  • Outgoing traffic is data which is transmitted by the server , such as a file attached to an email.

There can specific kinds of traffic consumption, such as FTP-user, Mail, HTTP, FTP traffic, an so on. Normally, bandwidth usage is measured in bytes or megabytes, although other units of measure may be used. The service providers represent bandwidth limits in terms of gigabytes.

The hosting providers can set limits on the amount of bandwidth per month that their users' servers may consume. If you exceed this limit (or quota), you may incur excess usage charges (depending on the rules set by the server administrator). In the VDS management (VDSmanager) module you can see the amount of monthly traffic that a virtual private server can consume.

This module can be used to view the information on all incoming and outgoing traffic for your virtual private server over a specified time period in the past.


Module «Traffic usage»
Image:T-bullet.gif View traffic information
Image:T-filter.png Set filter
Image:T-edit.png Consumption per day

View traffic information

  • Hostname - domain name of the virtual private server.
  • IP-address - IP-address assigned to this virtual private server.
  • Incoming - amount of the incoming traffic for the specified period.
  • Outgoing - amount of the outgoing traffic for the specified period.

Set filter

You can edit the time span for which you wish to see your traffic statistics and view the information over a desired period. Click the "Filter" icon and fill out the form:

Module «Traffic usage»
  • Start date - enter a start date for the reporting period. For example, 2004-02-13.
  • End date - enter an end date for the reporting period. The format is the same as described above.
  • Unit of measure - from the drop-down menu select a unit that is used to measure traffic values.

Once the filter has been set, a Remove filter button will appear on the toolbar. Click it to cancel the filter.

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