My website consume 5gb of bandwidth in a month. Now all of the sudden we spend 9GB A DAY! How is this even possible. There are no downloadable files or media. Also there is no stuff linked to other sites like vids or images. Anyone got any ideas?
My image hosting site used around 25GB per day! What host are you using and did you go over your allowed bandwidth?
Spiders does not consume many bandwidth
I’d suggest taking a look at the raw Apache logs and checking to see if you have a particular file that’s hit far more than the others, and/or strange referrers for image files etc.
If you find either of those things, it’s possible that you have someone hotlinking to some image and using it on a very popular site. That’s the only feasible explanation I can think of right now.
you ask your hosting provider to help identify the problem
The traffic seems to come from the apache server or at least that is what the stats say. The detailed apache stats are just one big textfile.
Is it possible searchbots like googlebot are sucking that much BW?
That sounds like either a corrupt script (one that redirects in an endless loop or one that does a large data dump comes to mind) or a bot.
Have you compiled your logs into stats and checked for IPs that consume large amounts of bandwidth or pages that do the same?