Finding sources of server overuse...

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I regularly accrue charges for disk space allowance overuse.  I'm in a shared hosting environment.  I've gone through and deactivated logs and removed files, but seems like every month, I'm right back where I was...  

Are there certain things I should look for, or that contribute to overuse?  
Question by:n00b0101
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    I would start at examining the log files.
    Especially the webserver access logs.

    It has a column layout like this:
    1. ip number or host name
    2. don't know
    3. user logged in if the user is logged in
    4. timestamp
    5. file requested
    6. response code

    and now for the interesting part
    7. number of bytes returned

    if you add these per host or ip number you can find out who is using abnormal bandwidth.
    Then you can block those

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