First, you should login in to your cPanel account. Then you will see the Statistics bar on the right side of your screen:
There you will be able to see some general metrics like disk usage, email accounts, inodes, etc. They are a general view on how much of those resources you are using right now! Here is some explanation on how to read the data on the lateral bar:
Disk Usage: the space your current files and processes are using inside your disk
Inodes: represent the amount of all the files located on your hosting account. For example, a mail stored in your account will be 1 inode, a mail which contained 2 attachments will be 3 inodes.
Subdomains: use subdomains to create memorable URLs for different content areas on your site. In this section you will find how many subdomains you have created already. A step-by-step guide for creating subdomains can be found here.
Email accounts: email accounts number differs depending on the plan you have, so please remember to check this statistic in order to know how many you can have on your plan. A step-by-step guide for creating email accounts can be found here.
Automatic responders: this section is about how many autoresponders you have set up on your e-mail accounts right now. A step-by-step guide for setting up auto-responders can be found here.
Forwarders: this section is related to forwarders that you have set up on some email account. For example every email that reaches firstname.lastname@example.org inbox goes straight to email@example.com as well. A step-by-step guide for setting up forwarders can be found here.
Email filters: are you receiving too much SPAM? Here you can find how many filters you can set up in your current account in order to avoid them. A step-by-step guide for setting up email filters can be found here.
FTP accounts: when you want to download a huge file or maybe check something from distance on your account, connecting through FTP is the way! A step-by-step guide for setting up FTP accounts can be found here.
MySQl Databases: here you can find how many databases you can have in your current account! This is a very special metric since it directly impacts your plan’s performance as well as the disk space, so please remember to keep this in mind before creating a new database.
CPU Usage: is the number of CPU power consumed by hosting account
Input Processes: are a number of processes that are used to process your website requests
Physical Memory Usage: physical memory limit corresponds to the amount of memory actually used by end customer's processes.
IOPS: means Input/Output Per Second, which is basically how much data you can read/write data per second inside your account
I/O Usage: is related to IOPS, but it reflects how long you will need to wait before the data is actually written
Number of cases: shows number of cases in which clients got 503 HTTP error message due to web server not being able to serve a request after limits on entry processes (web server requests) had been reached
If you want some deeper analysis, you can check Resource Usage:
There you will find some more detailed information about your current usage of hosting plan in a more visual way:
Don’t know exactly what the initials mean? Don’t worry you can find the explanations here:
CPUf - stands for average CPU usage in percentage faults
EPf - stands for average "entry processes" or concurrent web server requests faults
VMemF - value shows maximal amount of memory allocated by client's processes faults
NprocF - new processes created faults
PMemF - stands for memory failures, i.e. situations when processes allocate too much memory and new requests of clients can not be served
IOf - timed out the usual data written time
IOPSf - timed out the amount of usual data written
After reading this article you will know where to find and how to read your cPanel usage! If you still have some doubts, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Success team and we will help you out 😊