01/25 2016

cPanel: Calculate Disk Space and Bandwidth

This article explains how to calculate the disk space and bandwidth usage in cPanel.

At Web242, our hosting plans are based on Disk Space and Monthly Bandwidth. We prefer this approach to an unlimited hosting plan. The problem with unlimited hosting, is at some point limits are indeed placed. These limits are called throttling, and usually result in slower page loading. At Web242, we prefer not to throttle resources. We believe everyone should have fast laoding sites without being held back!

For most people starting out, the Bronze Hosting Plan will cover more than enough resources for one site. However, if you are moving your site from another host over to Web242, you may not know exactly how much disk space or bandwidth you need.

To find out, it’s pretty simple! Login to your cPanel account:

e.g. yourdomain.com/cpanel

Once your logged in you’ll see the Disk Space Usage and Monthly Bandwidth used:

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From the cPanel example, we can see the website has used 5.4 GB of Disk Space and has a current Monthly Bandwidth usage of 7.59 GB.

We can then compare these values to the Web242 Hosting Plans. We can see the site has used more than the 5 GB Disk Space allowed in the Gold Hosting Plan. This means the client would need to look at the Dojo Hosting Plan under Resller Hosting. The Dojo plan would allow up to 10 GB of Disk Space.

If you are thinking of moving your site over to Web242, but don’t feel comfortable with cPanel, then get in touch with us. We can look at your site stats and recommend the best hosting plan to suit your needs!

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