Inode Usage

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, anything you store on the server.

There is currently a limit of inodes on our shared accounts: Start 50.000, PRO 500.000, Maximum 1.000.000

How can I see how many inodes I am using?

You can see the inode count in cPanel on the Home Page, when using the HG style: 




How can I reduce my inode count?

Simply delete any files or emails you no longer need. Often the problem is in a big quantity of emails in your post box. You can see these data in cPanel in Email section/Email Accounts: 


Either you can delete the inodes via SSH: /home/USER_NAME/mail/cur/ and /home/USER_NAME/mail/new/.


All Accounts with SSH Access

Using SSH you can check the inodes of an account by using the following command:

quota -s <cpanel username>

You can view the inodes for a specific folder using the following command:

echo "Detailed Inode usage for: $(pwd)" ; for d in `find -maxdepth 1 -type d |cut -d\/ -f2 |grep -xv . |sort`; do c=$(find $d |wc -l) ; printf "$c\t\t- $d\n" ; done ; printf "Total: \t\t$(find $(pwd) | wc -l)\n"

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