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Inode Limits

An inode is a data structure used to keep information about a file on your hosting account. The number of inodes indicates the number of files and folders you have. This includes everything on your account, emails, files, folders, cache pages, and anything you store on the server.

What is the inode limit for shared servers?
1. Basic Byte Plan - 50,000 Soft Inode / 100,000 Hard Inode Limit
2. Standard Byte Plan - 150,000 Soft Inode / 250,000 Hard Inode Limit
3. Advance Byte Plan - 200,000 Soft Inode / 300,000 Hard Inode Limit
4. Ultra Byte Plan - 250,000 Soft Inode / 350,000 Hard Inode Limit

What is the difference betwen Soft Inode Limits and Hard Inode Limits?
Shared services only will allow a certain number of inodes per cPanel. This is a "soft limit," and when this limit is reached you will still be able to upload files up until you reach the "hard limit" value. However, once the account passes the hard limit inode threshold it will no longer be included in our weekly backups. If the account exceeds hard limit inodes, then it will be in violation of our Acceptable Use Policy and may be flagged for review and/or suspension.

Why is there a Inode Limit?
Inode limits are placed in order to speed up the daily backups of our servers. Having a huge number of inode per account will typically take longer to backup and degrade server performance in the long term. By placing limits per account, it ensures server stability and performance for everybody.

How can I reduce my inode count?
Simply delete any files or emails you no longer need.

How can I see how many inodes I am using?
Simply log into your cPanel. It will display on the left menu under "File Usage" in the cPanel x3 theme.

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