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If you have a hosted site on WordPress then you’ll definitely face the Disk Usage and Files Limit (Inodes) Warning.
What is an Inode?
An Inode is a data structure used to store the metadata of a file. The number of inodes indicates the number of files and folders you have under your hosting account.
All the shared hosting service providers maintain these limits in order to avoid disk abuse as having a large number of files on the system causes IO issues resulting in slowness for all the sites on the server.
What are Inodes Limits?
The implemented inodes limits are:
Soft limit (150,000)
If your inode count is 150K, your account will be removed from automatic weekly backups.
Hard limit (250,000)
When the inode count reaches 250K, no further files can be added to the account.
If your hosting account usage is normal, you will not need to check the inodes limit, however, if your account is creating a large number of files automatically sprouting thousands of files within a day then you may hit the inode limit and may require to clean or properly configure your account.
How to reduce Inodes count?
The good news is you can very easily get your account under the limit by following these guidelines:
- Delete the unnecessary files and folders under your account
- Delete junk or spam emails
- Delete cache created by many CMS
Watch the video for step by step instruction of How to Solve Cpanel – Disk Usage Warning & Inodes Problem.
[VIDEO] Cpanel – Disk Usage Warning & Inodes Problem |How to Reduce or Control [Urdu/Hindi/English Captions]
In this video, we’ll cover both. How you can reduce the number of Inodes by these three methods: 1. Delete the unnecessary files and folders under your account 2. Delete junk or spam emails 3. Delete cache created by many CMS
Also, how you can get more Disk Space? In this video, we’ll cover all these step-by-step with practical examples.