What does Inode?

An Inode is a data arrangement used to save some metadata like a record. Inode number describes the collective number of files and folders being in your web hosting account.

What does the Inode Limit?

We have a limit of 25K and the 250k limit on all our Shared/Reseller accounts. Once the hard limit vestibule is reached data upload will stop working. So you cannot get new emails or create files on your shared server plans.

Inode Count is Exceeded

What is the issue?

  • Emails are not sending and receiving due to inode limit is exceeded for particular hosting plan .
  • You may not be able to create files or You may not be able to upload images or having a issue with hosting account.
  • You may not be able to install any website or application.


Why this issue happens ?

Customers are not familiar with Inodes if they are using their hosting in normal plans such as for a basic or intermediate website and normal email use.


INODE: Inode is a data structure in Linux file system, Which holds all the information about your files.

inode count means, more files. This inode count includes emails, files, image files, data files, mysql files, others files, JS/HTML/CSS files, whatever you create in your account is all calculated together to find the total inode count in your account.


This issue is happens due to mails are saved in inbox and sent folder so these files also calculated inode. Once inode limits exceeded  mails are not saved due to no space it will bounce back or its not receiving


What are the inode limits with HostingRaja ?

Plan Name Inode Limit
Starter Hosting Plan 25,000
Silver Hosting Plan 50,000
Gold Hosting Plan 75,000
Unlimited Hosting Plan 100,000
Prem SME Hosting Plan 125,000
Prem CORP Hosting Plan 150,000
Prem Ent Hosting Plan 175,000
Prem Ent Hosting Plan 200,000


Updated On June 13th, 2019 ?

Plan Name Inode Limit Updated Limit
Unlimited Hosting Plan 100,000 150,000
Prem SME Hosting Plan 125,000 200,000
Prem CORP Hosting Plan 150,000 250,000


Virtual Machine

VPS Server => no inode limit


Dedicated / Cloud

Dedicated solution => no inode limit


Email Hosting

Email Hosting Starter                               25,000           

Email Hosting Bronze                               35,000           

Email Hosting Gold                                   50,000


View Inode usage via cPanel

How can I solve this problem ?


1. Delete all unwanted files from your hosting account. You may have cache or backup files, delete all of them.


2. Empty your trash folder.


3. Delete old unwanted mails.


4. If you can't do the above or the above steps does not solve the problem, then you can upgrade your hosting account.

How to resolve permanently


  1. You want to permanent solution kindly contact our Support Team for the upgradation to higher plan CLOUD OR DEDICATED server, because in this plans inode will be unlimited  and your business will fine without any issue.


  1. Kindly manage your account and remove the unwanted files and emails through resolve your issue.

View Inode method through cPanel

login to your cPanel home page. While the left bottom, you can see the ‘File Usage’ stat which is the Inode usage of your account.

Decreasing Inode usage by cPanel hosting

Most people will not want to be familiar with Inodes if they are using their hosting in normal conditions such as for a basic or standard website and regular email use. But, to ensure that everyone our consumers get a consistently high level of service we have performed inode limits per account for decreasing resource abusers in our Shared Hosting also Reseller hosting.

Not only inode overages are caused by abuse though. That could just be that you must to take a part of a clean-up of your hosting files. If y'all action issues created by high Inode usage then the article is to help you minimize the number of inodes on your account.

Here do some actions to decrease the inode number limit.

Remove redundant folders and data

Check the data and folders manually and pick on if this file is needed or not. While in case the data does an old backup archive or if this folder does create for testing or staging plan, you may kill it or download it locally via FTP or cPanel >> FileManager and delete it from the server.