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  1. #1
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    Arrow Tracking bandwidth usage

    Hi Guys,

    I run a small little webhosting company and I have a question regarding tracking the bandwidth usage of customers.

    I basically need to track bandwidth generated from: email and web traffic.

    Does anybody know how I would go about doing this? Are there apps that will sniff the traffic from my main router and read the headers, etc to track/log bandwidth? Can MRTG be used in some fashion?

    Essentially I have: Dedicated servers, shared virtual servers, and I have multiple email servers.

    I'm using a Microsoft environment (windows server 2003, IIS, etc)

    thanks in advance

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    You need to read your IIS and Exchange log file

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    Are you tracking it to see if their close to exceeding?
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    we use CPanel, which is the best. I could not live without it.

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  5. #5
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    yes, i'm using it to track their usage to see if they've gone over the 50GB included in their plan.

    I'll checkout CPanel.

    I was hoping to avoid having to analyze the logs... what happens when I have a whole bunch of webservers!? Would have to find a way to automate the whole process...

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    Cpanel is a great solution for many Web hosts with respect to its ability to not only track usage but also to notify via e-mail when sites start to even approach their bandwidth quota.
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    Originally posted by SoN][c
    yes, i'm using it to track their usage to see if they've gone over the 50GB included in their plan.

    I'll checkout CPanel.

    I was hoping to avoid having to analyze the logs... what happens when I have a whole bunch of webservers!? Would have to find a way to automate the whole process...
    If you know a little about the IIS Metabase, and are able to read the log files & knew some programming or scripting you could write an application or service which would run on the local machine every day to trawl throug the log files and work out the daily transfer?

    I know Helm control panel (www.webhostautomation.com) checks the users BW in this way every 30 mins.

    Of course this will only do IIS logs you need to look at the logs of your email package to figure that out.

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