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.
Your current file counter can be found under the statistics section of cPanel. Some might see “inodes” while others might see “File Usage”
If you wish to delete unnecessary files, the best place to start would be with old email. Since each email is one inode, you might have hundreds of unwanted emails sitting in your mailbox. Once it is deleted from your “deleted items” folder, the file usage counter will decrease.
Please do this from webmail and not via the file manager
If your mailbox is quite small, you can check your file manager (not the mail folder) for unnecessary files that are saved on your hosting package. Please consult your web developer as you might incorrectly delete files linked to your website.
You’ll receive three warnings regarding resource limits. Should you still exceed the limit by the third warning, your package will be automatically upgraded to the next plan to avoid any impact on your website.
If you are a reseller, host a few websites or simply want better performance, our Business VPS solutions would truly benefit you as we do not monitor resource usage on these services. You can find our current solutions here.