Inodes limits and how to reduce inodes count

An Inode is a data structure used to store the meta data of a file. The number of inodes indicates the number of files and folders you have under your hosting account. All the shared hosting service providers maintain these limits in order to avoid disk abuse as having large number of files on the system causes IO issues resulting in slowness for all the sites on the server.

Limits

The implemented inodes limits are:

Soft limit (150,000): If your inode count is 150K, your account will be removed from automatic weekly backups.

Hard limit (250,000): When the inode count reaches 250K, no further files can be added to the account.

If your hosting account usage is normal, you will not need to check the inodes limit, however if your account is creating large number of files automatically sprouting thousands of files within a day then you may hit the inode limit and may require to clean or properly configure your account.

The good news is you can very easily get your account under the limit by following these guidelines:

  1. Delete the unnecessary files and folders under your account
  2. Delete junk or spam emails
  3. Delete cache created by many CMS

You can also contact us and we can provide you with exact location of folder where most of inodes are being used.

 

Activating and Configuring WordPress Fastest Cache

If you are running a WordPress site, it is recommended to enable the WordPress Fastest Cache plugin as it creates static html pages for your php pages, resulting in much faster page response times.

Plugin can be enabled from the wordpress admin dashboard by simply visiting Plugins -> Add New -> Search Plugins and searching for ‘WordPress Fastest Cache’.

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Once Installed and Activated, simply enable the ‘Cache System’ and ‘Browser Cache’ to enable the functionality. You can enable more options as well depending on your requirements.

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Enabling Cloudflare for your Domain Name

CloudFlare is a free services that protects and accelerates your site by optimising content delivery and routing traffic through their intelligent global network, blocking hacking attempts against your site so your visitors get the fastest page load times, best performance and enhanced security.

To activate cloudfalre, simply login to your cPanel at: example.com:2082 (replace example.com with your own domain name) and under the ‘Software’ section click on ‘Cloudflare’ icon. Them simply follow the steps to enable the free cloudflare service:

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How to run traceroute (tracert)

Traceroute is command line utility which can help us diagnosing your connection issues. If you are unable to open your website in browser, and you are sure it is not your internet connection issue, then tracert command result should help us in diagnosing the problem source.

To run tracert, you will need to open the ‘Command Prompt’.

Depending on your operating system, here is the process to run tracert command:

– Windows Vista / Windows7: Go to the Start menu, type cmd in the search field and then press Enter.

  • For Windows NT, 2000, and XP: From the Start menu, select Run. Type cmd then press Enter.

From the command prompt type:

tracert your-domain-name.comĀ <Press Enter>

Please change the your-domain-name.com with your own domain name on which you are facing the issue.

It may take some time for the command to complete. When you see it is not processing anymore, take a screenshot of the command prompt window and send us the result in email as attachment.

Note: You can also right-click in the command prompt window and choose ‘Select All’ to select and copy text on the screen, and simply paste it in the email.