Our site routinely goes over our host's allotted monthly bandwidth, not that big of a deal but we pay extra for the additional bandwidth.
Is there a tool (either desktop or server-based) that can analyze a month's worth of log files and come up with a breakdown of the top files by bandwidth, along with referrer info so I can verify that the traffic is legit? Also useful would be user agent info so I can determine if there are useless bots wasting bandwidth too
Our host has a plesk stat log analysis tool which is handy, but it doesn't get specific enough (it tells me that jpg images take x amount of bandwidth, but not which images in particular or user agent / referrer info for those images)
Msg#: 4444825 posted 11:02 am on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
There are a few 3rd party products around that even in their free version can give you a good indication of what is using up your bandwidth. Usually they used for optimizing load time, but I found that applying the recommendations also resulted in reducing bandwidth significantly. (I will send you a link to a tool via sticky - not affiliated but happy user of that tool).