P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) is a WordPress plugin impact measuring on your site load, and which is developed and maintained by GoDaddy.com. And in this tutorial, I am sharing with you how you can use this same plugin to monitor your website, and or blog web hosting bandwidth usage. And yes, if your website or blog be it running on WordPress content management, and is over consuming your bandwidth, and or you are simply suspecting it, reading this post will help you find out that information you have been looking out for. This option is too in real time management.
And after, I definitely think that you will be able to make a choice between what plugins you are supposed to keep on your WordPress site or blog, and those you are supposed to remove or delete or cease using basing on how each of them uses your allocated bandwidth. It is too very important to note that websites which use the shared hosting plans suffer much every time they exceed their timely allocated bandwidth, and this is why you need to learn and know about this.
But before going further, it is necessary for us to know what exactly is meant by hosting bandwidth right? You can discover what bandwidth and usage is all about if you read my other post about How To Monitor WebHosting Bandwidth Usage From cPanel. And now that you know what bandwidth is, lets head directly on how to monitor your web hosting band width usage by plugins, and or by application installed on your WordPress blog or site.
Motoring bandwidth using P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
1. Using your WordPress admin access details, log into your site and head to plugins.
2. Click on Add New and enter “P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)” in the search option without quotes.
3. Click enter and wait for WordPress to search the plugin and list it.
4. Now Click on install and wait for the process to complete.
5. Activate the plugin. Hover on Tools under menu, and click P3 plugin profiler.
6. Click on Scan now, select auto or manual. I recommend an auto scan since you can do other things while it takes on all the scan work on an automatic basis.
7. After the scan, you can click on the corresponding menu and see the results for example, below is the detailed timeline including the total plugins loaded, plugins impact, total load time, MySQL database queries by plugins, plugins name and more.
8. See the different Run time by plugins on the your site.
When you look at all the above data, you will be able to monitor and track which plugins use much of your bandwidth basing on the time they take, the load on your site and much more. This will help you make a choice on which ones you have to leave on your WordPress and which ones you should remove. The entire idea is very simple. You can save lots of bandwidth if you finally remove those high consuming plugins and or replacing them with the less users.