How to reduce the number of inodes my account uses?

The number of inodes equals the total number of files and folders on your web hosting account. In case your account has reached the limit on the number of inodes it contains, here are some tips on how to reduce their number:

1. Remove all files/folders you don’t need

There may be some backup files/folders placed outside your public_html web root folder or situated inside it, which are generated by an extension installed inside your website application, i.e. Akeeba backup for Joomla. If you need some of these files you can download them locally on your computer through FTP and after that remove them from your hosting account.

2. Check the number of cache files you have

Applications such as Joomla can generate a lot of cache files, which are increasing the amount of the inodes for your hosting account. You should regularly check your cache folder and reduce the number of cached files you keep. Most of the applications, which are caching content have the so-called Purge cache functionality inside their administrative area, which can be used for clearing such files.

Our team is available 24/7 via our Helpdesk to assist you with cleaning up the inodes on your account. Just post a ticket with a list of the files and folders you do not need and wish to be removed and we will assist you.

If you have a large number of files/folders and reducing their number is not a suitable option for you, you may consider upgrading your account to a higher hosting plan with a higher inodes quota. In client area -> click Manage product button beside your hosting account -> Click Upgrade/Downgrade section, you may choose the upgrade option that best suits your needs.

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