View Full Version : mysterious bandwidth usage on UK host

12-15-2005, 02:22 PM
I have a hosting agreement with a hosting company based in the UK.

Recently, 6GB (gigabytes) of data has been going out on certain days.

I know this from an server-based admin report section provided by the hosting company.

I know for a fact that this has not been from myself.

What could be the cause of this?


12-15-2005, 02:43 PM
Is this a dedicated server or shared hosting? That's alot of data to be going out especially in one day. I would ask to see the web server log files.

12-15-2005, 02:46 PM
does your host do automated backups ?

12-15-2005, 03:59 PM
it is dedicated

12-15-2005, 04:06 PM
i have remote access, is there somewhere i could look for the logs???

12-15-2005, 04:30 PM
even if you have a dedicated server your host or CP may automatically do backups for you? its just a guess BTW ..

/var/log is a good place to mooch around

12-15-2005, 04:40 PM
its running Win Server 2003

12-15-2005, 04:50 PM
Ahhh Windows. :(

How do you remotely access it? Are you doing a remote desktop?

Here is an article on setting things up to log activity


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