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Set Up: Checking Bandwidth Usage in cPanel

Bandwidth usage is the sum of all incoming and outgoing traffic on your hosting account, and includes visitors accessing your website, incoming and outgoing emails and FTP uploads.

Checking a short summary of bandwidth usage:

When you log into your cPanel you will see a short summary of your Bandwidth Usage on the right panel.

cPanel metrics bandwidth 

Checking full details of bandwidth usage:

Full details of your Bandwidth Usage can be found by clicking on Bandwidth under Metrics in cPanel.

cPanel bandwidth 

The Bandwidth interface displays bandwidth usage information for:

  • The past 24 hours
  • The past week
  • The past year
  • The current month
  • The previous months

The bandwidth usage statistics are separated by protocol:

cPanel bandwidth statistics 

  • HTTP – web traffic
  • POP3 – email that your accounts received
  • IMAP – email that your accounts received
  • FTP – file transfers
  • SMTP – emails that your accounts sent


Checking daily bandwidth usage:

You can also view daily bandwidth usage from the Bandwidth interface. Simply click on the link from the monthly summary.

cPanel bandwidth monthly summary 

When you click on these links, you will get a more detailed summary on the daily bandwidth usage of that month.

cPanel daily bandwidth summary 

Checking hourly bandwidth usage:

You can also view hourly bandwidth usage of any specific date from the Bandwidth interface. Simply click on the date number on the daily bandwidth interface for hourly bandwidth usage for that day. 

cPanel bandwidth access to hourly statistic 

cPanel bandwidth hourly statistic