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How To Manage Bandwidth & Disk Usage For Customer Accounts In WHM?

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Here are the steps for managing bandwidth and disk usage for user accounts in WHM. These functions may be only available for resellers or to some specific users.

Managing Bandwidth Usage

You can control the amount of bandwidth that an account is allowed to use in one day. You need to follow the steps mentioned below for doing this:

  • There is a search box on the upper left corner of the WHM screen, there type ‘bandwidth’.
  • Click on ‘Limit Bandwidth Usage’ when the option becomes visible.
  • You will move forward to the ‘Limit Bandwidth on an Account’ page, there click on the radio button present next to the account in order to modify it. The account details will appear beneath the account name.
    • In case the account is not visible, start typing the username or the domain name of that account in the search box until it is displayed in the list.
  • Click on ‘Limit’ and the ‘Limit Bandwidth Usage’ page will be displayed.
  • In order to set a limit for the bandwidth usage of that account, enter the maximum number of megabytes allowed in the ‘MB’ text box. And in order to completely remove the bandwidth limits for that account, click on ‘Unlimited’.
  • Click on ‘Change’.
    • The account bandwidth limits are only checked once in a day.

Managing Disk Usage

You can have a control over the maximum amount of disk space that is allowed to use for an account. For this, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • In the search box on the upper left corner of WHM, enter ‘quota’.
  • Click on ‘Quota Modification’ when this option is visible.
  • When you are taken to the Quota Modification page, click on the radio button present next to the account for modifying it. The account details will appear beneath the account name.
    • In case the account is not visible, start typing the username or the domain name of that account in the search box until it is displayed in the list.
  • Click on the ‘Modify’ option and the Quota Modification page will be displayed.
  • For setting a new limit for the disk usage of that account, enter the maximum number of megabytes allowed in the ‘MB’ box for that account.
    • It is not possible to set the account’s disk usage quota to unlimited with the Quota Modification Tool. If you wish to set unlimited disk usage quota for that account, you can do this with the ‘Modify an account’ tool.
  • Click on ‘Save’.
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