How to Monitor the Bandwidth Usage of a Server

This KB will teach you how to monitor the server’s bandwidth consumption easily using the Cloudways Platform with graphics.

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This KB will teach you how to monitor the server’s bandwidth consumption easily using the Cloudways Platform as well as being able to view its graphical representation. We advise that you keep an eye on the server and application monitoring section of the platform as well to view the performance and health of your server and applications.

Visiting the Server Monitoring Section

Here are some instructions on visiting the server monitoring section of the Cloudways platform to view the bandwidth usage.

Step# 1

Log in to Cloudways Platform then click on the Servers tab from the top menu bar, and choose your target server.

Next, select the Monitoring option from the left menu bar to load the server usage information.

Step# 2

Here Summary and Details tabs are the most important because that is where all server resources utilization statistics and graphs are located.

Bandwidth Monitoring Section

Here, you can monitor several statistics regarding the bandwidth, so choose from the below topics:

Check Bandwidth Usage of a Server

In this section, you will find the bandwidth consumption of your server recorded recently. These statistics get updated every thirty minutes.


Free bandwidth allocation resets on the first day of every calendar month as determined by the server time in the UTC timezone.

The stats are calculated from the start of the month. Bandwidth usage includes both incoming and outgoing utilization. You can go to the Details tab of the monitoring page for further details/trends.

What will be the bandwidth charges if the bandwidth limit gets exceeded than the provided limit in the plan? Answer here!

View Monthly Bandwidth Consumption and Incoming and Outgoing Network Traffic

You may visit the Details tab, where you will find a graphical representation of bandwidth consumption. You can select the Monthly Bandwidth option from the dropdown menu and choose the duration (e.g., last one day, default: one hour) to view the bandwidth consumption.

If you see no data available warning, then it means that no data was available recorded on your selected time stamp, so you may consider changing the duration (e.g., last seven days).


Here, X-Axis represents the time whereas, Y-Axis represents the ongoing bandwidth in GigaBytes (GBs). These are interactive graphs so you can hover your cursor over to any coordinates to read the specific information at that given instant.

You can also see the Incoming Network Traffic and Outgoing Network Traffic information as well using the same dropdown menu.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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