How to Free Up the Disk Space on cPanel Accounts in Web Host


There are chances of issues arising if there is too much of information stored on the server. If you are getting any types of warnings then one needs to free up the disk space, there are few methods by which one can free up the disk space.


Method 1 : Moving the Backups Offsite

If you have been using the cPanel backup system then you will be storing the backups locally on the server, there are chances that you might be using double the disk space. There are tools like softaculous that could be storing the backups. If the software have been installed by the Softaculous and the backups have been enabled then it might be storing up the backups which is using up significant amount of disk space.

Hence instead of the storage of the backups on the shared server on web hosting, one can move them on a computer for storing them or moving onto another file storage service.



Method 2: By clearing the space on the Email Accounts

One needs to check of the web hosting account includes email through the cPanel. Storage of large amount of email is the issue one can see for consuming the disk space. Checking of the email account to see how email is being stored. There are chances that a single account will be able to consume a lot of disk space. Adding up of hundreds and thousands of emails can cause huge problems.

One can remove any of the unused email accounts. Cleaning up of email accounts you still are using. One of the best ways of cleaning up of email accounts you still are using. One of the best ways of cleaning up of the email accounts is by setting up of email by using the POP you will be able to download the emails to the local computer for storing. Once the email have been downloaded you will be able to delete the emails from the server. Deletion of emails can be done through Webmail a web hosting. Deletion of emails through a Webmail will ensure that the messages have been removed from the server but it has not been deleted on the local computer.


Method 3: Removing the PHP Error Logs

Are you having the PHP error while the logging is enabled on more than one websites. Here the PHP errors have been enabled by using the php.ini file. Usage of FTP or the cPanel >> File Manager, you need to check if the public_html or subdirectories are containing an “error_log file. Here the error_log will be the default filename for the PHP logs. One must make an error_log on the local computer and then you need to delete the file by using the web hosting account. One must not worry about the deletion of files. It will be auto created when there is any other PHP error.


Method 4: Checking of Old Content and Files

Here the website will be often updated on a regular basis. These updates helps in keeping the website current as well as secure. Updation of websites can leave the files and the content which has no longer been used. You can remove any of the files which is not been actively used for the current website. You will be able to download the backup or copy of the files on the local computer. Then you will be able to delete it on the web hosting account.


Method 5: By Considering a larger server

There might be some customers who are in need of a large amount of disk space and therefore you will be unable in keeping the disk space usage on the server at a reasonable level. You might need to consider in upgrading the account to a larger package, i.e a VPS or a dedicated server. This type of option include more amount of disk space as well as resources for hosting the websites and email accounts.