Increased traffic on main server



I have free plan and enabled cloudflare cache and now I have some problems.
I enabled cache everything on subdomain with statis content/
I look at statistic on cloudflare site and see that it gives in total 70gb traffic (cached and uncached)
Then I look at my statistic and see that server send out around 350gb for this time… and I don’t understand why//


There’s a chance some traffic is bypassing Cloudflare.

Support would have better insight into what’s really going with your domain: login to Cloudflare and then contact Cloudflare Support.


I have blocked all traffic expect cloudflare…
And this is the same problem because I have met the same when tried to cache on small vps -
vps generate a lot of traffic to main server and I don’t know why.
I have written to support, but may be anyone here know some lifehacks)


“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

I’ve not seen anybody dispute Cloudflare’s traffic, as I expect they have a very good idea on how much traffic passes through their network for your domain.

What exactly does your VPS say it’s measuring? Inbound and Outbound traffic? Internal requests to its local IP address?


Inbound and outbound traffic on external interface


I’m pretty sure Cloudflare’s stats are for outbound only. That’s still a huge difference, unless you really do have a lot of inbound traffic, such as direct file uploads via SFTP or the like.


cloudflare statistic for last hour shows that cloudflare downloaded only 11.92gb of traffic from servers
Now I’m going and check statistic from my servers where cloudflare connects
Very strange 200Gb vs 12Gb


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