Everything you need to know about Inodes
In Unix-style file system inode is a data structure. Each inode contains the attributes and information of the files like permission detail and data location of the object. Each file and directory is represented by a separate inode.
Not only ours, but every hosting around the world has inodes limits. You can see the total limit that you used inside your hosting account. Please note that only files and directories are counted in inodes limite. Emails and databases are excluded from the limit.
Why does everyone limit Inodes?
More the inodes, more time it takes to look-up for files and directories, hence, more load on the disks. It will make everyone's account slow. As we provide shared hosting, we need to manage the load to an optimum level.
What if inodes limit is reached?
If the limit is reached, your website will keep working. But, you may not be able to create more files/directories anywhere.
Decreasing inodes usage?
We understand that sometimes you need to host big scripts which consiquencly have greate number of files and directories. As long as your Inodes limit is under 80%, there is no need to worry.
To decrease inodes usage, you simply need to delete files/directories that you are not using. One way is to look up for the addon domain directories that you are not using and delete them.
Some directories, which contain information about your account, cannot be deleted. Don't worry, they are in a small number and should not have a meaningful effect on your inodes usage.