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How Much Bandwidth

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How Much Bandwidth

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In Cumulus1 I have found that I have used up my 20GB of bandwidth, the monthly allowance.
This does seem excessive and I was wondering how much Bandwidth can I expect to use when set to a 5 minute update time?
I guess I will have to scale back by updating every 15 minutes.
Anyone got experience with this? How much Bandwidth should C1 use?

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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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You'd need to add up all the files that change at each update and multiply by your frequency
Obviously any that grow over the month you need worst case number of days etc and then the end of day stuff
I hit this same issue with my hosting provider (which is me randomly!) and moved to hosting a server at home and a dynamic DNS service

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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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See this information from Steve Loft.


In this original Cumulus software, you can delete some of the web templates, to reduce upload as well as changing upload interval. Also reducing the period plotted on the graphs that are uploaded can help.

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Last time I checked

Post by archae86 »

I have not looked at this matter since a long time ago but back then I formed the impression that I was using about 5 GB a month. My update interval remains five minutes.I am still on original Cumulus but plan to upgrade to MX as soon as I get around to it as I wish better graphs and I want to see my new Airlink.
My cumulus generated weather site is at http://pastoll.info/weather

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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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Super-T wrote:
Tue 13 Apr 2021 11:15 am
In Cumulus1 I have found that I have used up my 20GB of bandwidth, the monthly allowance.
This does seem excessive and I was wondering how much Bandwidth can I expect to use when set to a 5 minute update time?
I forgot to mention, long ago when I had a public web site (with original Cumulus), I hit the bandwidth limit due to too much traffic accessing my web site, rather than what Cumulus uploaded being too much! Back in those days, prior to social media, I shared photos (updated only once per month) on my web site too.

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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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I update my site every 15 minutes and looking at my CPanel the average per month appears to be around 1.55Gb.

@Super-T, you must be uploading some huge files to reach that amount.
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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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Don't forget, the general info on the left panel of cpanel is bandwidth for everything e.g uploading your files and people accessing your website.

I've used 8.2GB / Unlimited this month. The majority of that is from viewing traffic.

It's also possible that bots could be sucking bandwidth too - happens a lot on any website.
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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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Just looking in CPanel bandwidth and it shows:-
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So http is the problem with ftp quite minor in comparison.
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So check your stats ...

See if it is your business or leisure that's getting all the traffic ;)
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Re: How Much Bandwidth

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Found and blocked the bots.

SemrushBot 142,821 3.28 GB
AhrefsBot 142,447 3.28 GB
MJ12bot 13,297 309.63 MB
DotBot 11,838 1.06 GB

Will be interesting to look at the stats tomorrow

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