cPanel: How to see bandwidth usage for your site?

cPanel’s control panel allows to see bandwidth usage for your site. It displays current month’s bandwidth usage, as well as previous month’s bandwidth usage in graphical view.

Depending on the settings made by your system administrator, the bandwidth usage includes:

  • HTTP (web) bandwidth usage
  • POP3 (mail) bandwidth usage
  • FTP bandwidth usage
  • IMAP bandwidth usage and
  • SMTP bandwidth usage

This article explains the steps to see your site’s bandwidth usage using cPanel.

Step (1). Log-in into your cPanel account.

Step (2). Check for Bandwidth icon. Usually it will be under Logs group.

cPanel - Logs - Bandwidth icon

cPanel – Logs – Bandwidth iconA

Step (3). Click on Bandwidth icon, it will open Bandwidth page.

cPanel - Bandwidth page

cPanel – Bandwidth page

Step (4). On Bandwidth page, it will show:

  • Total percentage of monthly bandwidth transfer will display under Monthly Bandwidth Transfer group.
  • You can also find Today‘s bandwidth usage, Past 7 Days bandwidth usage, monthly bandwidth usage and Past 12 Months bandwidth usage in respective groups.

Step (5). Click on monthly bandwidth usage charts to display detailed bandwidth usage for the selected month.This information will be displayed under “Bandwidth Transfer Detail” page.

cPanel - "Bandwidth Transfer Detail" page

cPanel – “Bandwidth Transfer Detail” page

Step (6). From “Bandwidth Transfer Detail” page, check for “Bandwidth by Day” section. This section will display bandwidth usage by day.

Step (7). From “Bandwidth by Day” section, click on the day to see detailed bandwidth usage for that particular day. cPanel will display detailed bandwidth usage for that particular day.

cPanel - Bandwidth usage details for selected day of the month

cPanel – Bandwidth usage details for selected day of the month

These are the ways you can check bandwidth usage for your web-site using cPanel’s control panel.

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