I have a dedicated server on a unmetered 10mbit port.. I'm wondering if there is anyway to tell what kind of bandwidth my server has at anytime.. Basically I am concerned that others are using the 10mbit TOO much, and not giving enough BW to my dedicated server.. I'm unsure how to meter it though.. How can I see what bandwidth I can use? My issue is I attempted to go to my website, and while it did load, it loaded EXTREMELY slow, but 5 minutes later it worked flawlessly, and this often happens. How can I check this? I know it wasnt my side because I could load every other page that wasnt on my server very quickly.
It will show you the b/w you're using at a given time. It's not totally accurate at really high bandwidth rates (several hundred megabit or more), but it works perfectly fine at the 10 - 100 megabit level.
You might also want to try nload. Remember that a bandwidth graph from your provider is based on 5 minute averages of your data transfer. So to see 10Mbps, you would have to be transferring 10Mbps for 5 minutes. Otherwise you won't see 10Mbps.