How do I know details about my VPS like total Bandwidth used in current month

January 24, 2015 13k views

I am a newbie on DO, and have started with a $5 plan that includes following configuration:

  • 512MBMemory
  • 1 CoreProcessor
  • 20GBSSD Disk
  • 1TBTransfer

In the DO Control panel, I can see a real-time graph of Bandwidth, Disk activity and CPU being used. Now my plan allows me to have 1 TB transfer which means all the sites I have hosted shouldn't exceed more than 1 TB of data transfer. Hence I would like to know the total bandwidth which my sites have used in current month.

I can see other details like how much SSD space I am consuming by commands such as du in the terminal, but not sure how to know total bandwidth used.

My VPS is running Debian 7.0 x32.

4 Answers


and I think they are still not charging for extra bandwidth yet.

  • Thanks for the reply.

    Well, in that case there is no good way to checkout the bandwidth usage. And without the ability to measure the bandwidth there is no good way to check this either whether DO is charging for extra bandwidth. I hope they don't. :)

    Excellent experience so far with DO.

You can try installing a software called vnstat, that monitors and displays the total transfer...

I use a script called "Linfo"

https://github.com/jrgp/linfo is the github of the project.

You can see a lot of important information, like bandwitch, disk usage, ram usage, disk, drivers, etc etc etc

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