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Data Transfer different from Bandwidth in Cpanel?!

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by gangsta1, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    In cpanel it states:

    Monthly Transfer
    3684970.69MB which is around 3TB

    BUT,

    When I click on AWSTATS for a particular site it says:

    Bandiwdth for the month is: 26473.98 GB which is more like 26TB!!

    So what is it?!

    Even on the bandwidth page it states the site is only using 3571.88 Gig bandwidth.

    I am in the process of buying a dedicated server so this is very important!
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    cpanel tracker I believe uses a monitor to track usage. AWStats analyzes the log file. If the request and response don't have the correct sizes (ex: streaming could cause a problem) then it will be off.
     
  3. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    So what one should I believe?
    I do have streaming video and AWstats says it is using 13383.51 GB which is more than the cpanel total of transfer!!

    I need a dedicated server but dont know if I should get a 10TB or unlimited because of these mix up in stats.
     
  4. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    AWSTATS just assumes , Cpanel knows