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What is inode limit?

Inodes (or knows as a files) represent the amount of all the files that are uploaded on your hosting account. Each hosting package have a different inode limits. The only hosting plans that are limited with inodes are shared web hosting and reseller web hosting. If you would like to check each hosting package limits, please see this article. Our Managed VPS hosting plans does not have inode limits since this type of hosting is with dedicated resources.

How to check my current inode usage?

To check the current inode usage on your account, go to your Client area > Services > click on your active service > click on login to cPanel button. Once you are logged into your cPanel, scroll down and on the right hand side you’ll notice Inodes section. If you notice on the following screenshot our inode usage is 3,501 / 250,000

Inode limits in cPanel

E.g. Single WordPress installation is about 3,000 inodes (files).

How inodes are calculated?

The simplest way to explain this is, 1 file (such as a PHP page, email, image, etc.) is equal to 1 Inode.

What happens if the inode limit is reached?

Once the inode limit is reached, you will no longer be able to create any additional files. Your website and emails might also stop working properly. The solution is to remove any unused website files (logs, uploads, images) or you can upgrade to a higher hosting plan with more inode limits.