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I'm pretty new to web design/coding so I'm sorry if this question has an obvious answer I've overlooked. I'm currently working on a website for a small company (from scratch/no CMS) and am basing it off of the HTML5reset to get used to some of that stuff.

I FTPd an early version of the site to the server (hosted by Netix) for the client to OK. The next day I got a call from the client saying that the netix had called him to tell him that his site was taking up something like 10GB of bandwidth on the server. From what I can see the site is no bigger than 10MB. I called netix to try and figure it out with them. I was informed that there is some sort of 'bandwidth leakage' in my code, but couldn't get any more information.

I'm at a total loss. I don't understand this at all and don't even know where to begin when it comes to diagnosing the problem. I can't even log in to the control panel on the site as I get a 509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded error.

Thank you so much for any help!

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Do you have any visitor stats? –  DisgruntledGoat May 7 '11 at 0:23
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You will need to access the backend to have that answer, so you can start by asking it to the hosting company.

If your host has a log analyser like AwStats, just look at it, as it provides bandwidth spending data. An example of a AWS report:

http://www.nltechno.com/awstats/awstats.pl?config=destailleur.fr

If they don't have a log analyzer they have to provide you with information that allows a knowledgeable person to fix the problem. Just saying that there's some sort of bandwidth leakage in your code is not enough.

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Somebody could be placing images on their own site by directly linking to the images on your site.

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