Last modified: 20 Dec 2007
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Introduction. Disk Space Concepts
Your account allows you to host your website, store incoming and outgoing mail, create and
manage databases. These tasks require disk space on the hosting servers provided to you
through individual resource quotas. Your account's plan
may be, also, configured with summary disk usage to control
disk space usage on an overall basis for all your disk space consumig resources combined together.
Individual Resource Quotas
Quotas are set separately for your home directory, each mailbox
and DB and define how many MB you can store in it.
You can't upload and store more MB than the resource's quota allows
(except for MySQL DBs and
PgSQL DBs) and will get an error message if you try to do so.
Periodically (e.g., every 5 min.) the system scans your home FTP directory, mailboxes and DBs
to see how much disk space is being used and updates the corresponding quota usage readings,
so you can always check how many MB are being used by the resource and how many more MB can be uploaded.
To upload more MB than the resource's quota allows, you can increase it.
Learn how to increase quota for:
Resources' quotas can be max restricted which means you won't be able to
increase it any higher when this limit is reached. To check how much you can increase your quotas to, go
to Billing -> Online price and check the Max field in the quota's entry.
Summary Disk Usage
Average and Last Day Summary Disk Usage
Every 24 hours the system scans your FTP home directory,
each of your mailboxes and DBs to summarize disk space used by these resources
which makes summary disk usage for the last day.
Summary readings of each daily scan are added up and divided by days elapsed
from the beginning of the billing month to make
your average summary disk usage.
If your hosting plan is configured with the summary disk usage resource,
you will see both figures on your Account -> Quick Access page:
Summary Disk Usage Limit
Free disk space allocated for all your disk space consuming resources
makes your initial summary disk usage limit.
However, it doesn't stop you from using more disk space as quotas do.
If you exceed it, you will be charged overlimit fees
(for details see Charges for Summary Disk Usage).
To prevent it, increase your summary disk usage limit clicking the Edit
icon next to the summary disk usage bar and entering a new
summary disk usage limit. Summary disk usage limit can be max restricted
which means you won't be able to increase it any higher when this limit is reached.
To check how much you can increase your quotas to, go to Billing -> Online price
and check the Max field in the summary disk usage entry.
Keep in mind that your hosting plan can be configured to suspend your account
if you use your summary disk usage limit by certain percent.
Before suspension, you would be usually warned by e-mail of approaching your limit.
Disk Space Billing
Depending on your account's plan configuration you can be charged for disk space based on:
Charges for Individual Resource Quotas
When you increase:
Charges for Summary Disk Usage
If by the end of the billing month
your average summary disk usage exceeds
summary disk usage limit, you are charged
usage (overlimit) fees.
If you increase your summary disk usage limit,
every month you will be charged recurrent fee
which is usually less than usage fees.