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Kindly look at my awstats record, Is Bandwidth per day normal?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by RoldanLT, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member


    My Forum consumes, 6GB to 9GB per day.
    Who has a forum that is similar to this stats?

    I have disabled some feature of xenforo to minimize bandwidth.
    Like: Recent Activity, Online User only for Members

    I also implemented File Caching with codes added into config.php.

    My server has also eAccelerator.
    I haven't add any codes into my /library/config.php for eAccelerator to activate.
  2. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    How much of that is due to images and attachments?
  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    How can I trace images or attachment bandwidth?
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    You should have some idea regarding the amount of images and attachments that are posted on a daily basis. Are they huge?
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    As for attachment, I limit the file size to 2MB.
  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It realy depends on how much media your site has...

    P8ntballer uses about the same as yours, between 6-9gb a day.
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  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    What you mean media?
  8. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    This are my addons.
    What addon might be the resource hog here?

  9. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Slavik means more are you hosting lots of images/videos as attachments?
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I have 1,413 items attachment based on /admin.php?attachments/
    Mostly, Images, .txt, mobile apps and games 2MB max file size and below.
  11. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Maybe, I will try to disable XF Search Engine and replace it with Google Custom Search.
    Would it help reduce bandwidth consumption?
  12. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    Is most of this from China, Russia and America... (This info is also available in Awastats)

    Also, look at how many of the users come from organic searches rather than directly...

    If you have a high direct and a high China & Russia & America %, it's quite likely a lot of this comes from Spam Bots

    Spam bots take up a considerable amount of bandwidth

    I dropped from 1-2 Gig a day down to about 20-100 meg a day after solving the bot resource issue on one of my forums
    MattW likes this.
  13. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I can't see that making any difference to the bandwidth usage, as that is an internal DB search.

    In your AWStats, you should be able to get a rough idea of where your bandwidth is going, either by host or bot etc.
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Solving the bot resource issue...

    Can you point me to that addon?
    Is it free?
  15. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    My number of hits to bandwidth ratio is similar to yours, however I offload all css, js, avatars, and other site images to a CDN. So if those were loaded as well I'd be looking at an even higher ratio than you. Granted I do have a significant amount of attachments (last I'd checked it was into the 5 figures).
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  16. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    It's not free and not to be used on all forums.

    Can you PM me your forum url, also can you send me a screen shot of you Awstats or tell me the % of Russia China, it could look something like this:


    And the % of organic searches vs direct, it could look something like this:

    If it has a similar shape, then you're likely having a large impact from Spam Bots (Or lots of Chinese people visit your forum directly / without the use of search engines or site links)

    Also, do you have a lot of human (registered) users online at any one time?
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  17. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Here you go, countries and access from.

    Attached Files:

  18. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  19. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Top 25 countries.

    Attached Files:

  20. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    And do you have an active audience / lots of members from the Philippines?

    That's a lot of bandwidth being used from that country.

    EDIT: Just read your site description

    Welcome to the Filipino Community - PHcorner.net


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