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


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:


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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