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 WebHosting iNode Limits:
There is currently a limit of 200,000/250,000 inodes on our shared WebHosting accounts.
Shared Reseller iNode Limits:
There is currently a limit of 200,00/250,000 inodes on our Reseller shared accounts.
VPS iNode Limits:
Inode limits on VPS packages are each limited to one million inodes. A VPS that reaches its inode limit will experience errors and become inaccessible via cPanel until the inode usage on the container is reduced.
Dedicated iNode Limits:
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.
What is the X/Y limit?
The first X is a “soft limit,” and when this limit is reached you will still be able to upload files.
However, once the account passes the X inode threshold it will no longer be included in our daily backups. If the account exceeds Y inodes then it will be in violation of our Acceptable Use Policy and may be flagged for review and/or suspension.
Inode violations can include:
Creation and deletion of large numbers of files on a regular basis.
Causing file system damage.
Exceeding Y inodes.
Normally we notify the customers, if they are approaching their inode limit and ask them to either delete files or upgrade to a higher package. For more information, please refer to our Acceptable Use Policy.