Did you know that – from within cPanel – you can view which folders of your webhosting account are chewing up precious disk space (and ultimately backup space)?
Here’s how, using cPanel’s Disk Space Usage tool!
cPanel’s Disk Space Usage page enables you to see how much disk space your account’s folders and databases are occupying.
You can view the information in bar graph format, or you can scroll down to the second table and sort directories by name and disk space usage.
Once you’ve found the oversized folders, you can then easily go into cPanel’s File Manager to view disk usage information for individual files.
To view information about your account’s disk usage, follow these steps:
1. In the Files section of the cPanel home screen, click Disk Space Usage:
2. Bar graphs appear that show relative disk usage by directory.
If you have a lot of files in your account, it may take a few minutes for this information to appear.
3. Beneath the bar graphs, you can view disk usage by directory, in both megabytes (MB) and bytes (there are 1048576 bytes in 1 megabyte):
Each of the entries have a [+] next to them that let you drill into the folder structure to see what is deeper inside (folder wise). To hide the subdirectories, click the [-] icon next to the parent directory’s name.
You can sort disk usage information in two ways, by name or by disk usage. Sorting by size is an excellent way to quickly determine which of your directories are taking up the most disk space.
Once you’ve located the oversized folders, jot them down. Then go into the cPanel’s File Manager and look inside the folder to find out what’s going on.
~ Kim ~
Smart Tech For Smart Marketers
P.S.: Want to learn more about using your cPanel to improve your website and protect your business? Be sure to check out the cPanel training I have available for you here.