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.
Shared and Reseller
There is currently an limit of 100k/250k inodes on our shared accounts.
What is the 100k/250k inode limit?
Shared and Reseller servers only allow 100,000 files per cPanel. This is a "Soft limit" meaning that while the limit is reached, you will still be able to upload files. However once the account passes the 100,000 file threshold it will no longer be included in our weekly backups. Additionally, if the account happens to exceed 250,000 files then it will be in violation of our Terms of Service and can result in possible suspension.
TOS Inode violations can consist of the following (however not limited to):
- Continuously publishing and deleting large numbers of files (i.e. 10,000+)
- If the cPanel account exceeds 250,000 inodes, Please refer to section 7b) of ourÂ Terms of Service.
VPS accounts come with a default inode limit of 1,000,000 to better protect the file system. The limit can be increased if there is a legitimate reason to have it increased. To make a request, please email our support team.
Reference:Â VPS Terms of Service
Linux Dedicated Severs
We do not enforce a specific inode limit on dedicated servers. Since you have root access and exclusive use of the server, you can allocate resources how you feel is best, up to the physical limits of the server and file system. However, please note that an excessive number of inodes on any server does negatively affect performance.