What is an “inode” ?
Author: admin admin Reference Number: AA-00322 Views: 4552 Created: 2013-04-11 12:49 Last Updated: 2013-04-11 12:49 0 Rating/ Voters

An inode is a record in a disk table which contains information about a file/folder such as its size, owner, device node, socket, pipe, etc. except data content and file name.

The number of inodes you use represents the number of files/folders you have on your webhosting account.

When a file is opened, the file’s inode is read by the kernel. The more files/folders you have, the more inodes you use. And the more inodes you use, the more system resources your account consumes.

In order to preserve the stability of the shared hosting servers we have set limitation for the number of inodes per hosting account. Bear in mind that if you run out of inodes, your account may be excluded from the backup system or you may experience problems with file uploading and opening your website.

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