View and manage your hosting account inode usage

An inode represents every file and directory on your web hosting account, counting each as one (1) inode. This includes images, content, emails, and their folders.

⚠️ Managing your inode usage is advisable to enhance the performance of your websites and applications.

View inode usage

You can check your hosting account inode usage from your hosting control panel.

1. Log in to your hosting control panel

2. Find the Inode square on the right-hand side

3. Your hosting account inode usage is the number highlighted in blue

Strategies to reduce inodes

1. Clear Unnecessary Emails: If you use email through your hosting service, over time, trash, spam, and old emails can accumulate. Regularly clean out your inbox, and email folders. Make sure to empty your trash and archived emails frequently.

2. Delete Unused Files: Periodically review the files on your hosting account. Remove any old backups, unused images, or redundant files. You can view and delete old files from your hosting account file manager.

3. Optimize Databases: Most websites and apps use a database and each database entry counts as an inode. Regularly optimize and clean your databases, removing any unnecessary data. If you have a WordPress website, some plugins can run database optimizations for you automatically.

4. Avoid Excessive Caching Plugins: Some caching plugins store numerous temporary files, which can increase your inode count. Opt for efficient caching plugins and configure them so as not to keep excessive cached files.