Each WP Site hosting plan has an allocated amount of storage - if you exceed this limit you will receive an automated email notification each day that the hosting service is overusing disk space.

If a hosting service exceeds the current plan's storage allocation for 3 consecutive days, a disk space upgrade will be applied automatically.

If you want to reduce your usage, check your account for any backups or other large files that can be removed. Remember, storing backups in your web hosting disk repository is not recommended - you should download and store your backups offline or store them with a cloud storage service.

The Automatic Plesk Backups do not count toward your storage usage.

Analysing Disk Space Usage

We provide two tools to help you review your disk space and identify which files and folders are using the most space.

Plesk App: Diskspace Usage 

The Diskspace Usage Plesk App displays files and folders dynamically, calculating usage in realtime - meaning that data displayed here is always up-to-date and correct. Go to the Plesk Apps tab and click Diskspace Usage.

Plesk Panel File Manager

You can use the Plesk File Manager to find where you are using disk space and you can also remove files and directories. Login to the Plesk Panel and go to Files.

To calculate the size of a directory in your account, simply check the items in the Plesk File Manager and then - from the File Manager menu - select More -> Calculate Size.

The Plesk Panel Diskspace Usage App is the fastest and most reliable method to get up-to-date and completely accurate disk space usage information.

Plesk WordPress Toolkit Backups

User-generated Plesk WordPress Toolkit Backups do count towards your storage usage. If you have created your own backups these may be the cause of your overuse. Log into your Plesk Panel and remove any backups that may be causing you to go over your limit.

WP Shield WordPress Dashboard Widget

If your site is enrolled in the WP Shield service, you will find a WP NET widget on your WordPress Dashboard. This widget displays the size of some common directories in your WordPress installation:

  1. Entire site: the total size of the webroot
  2. /wp-content
  3. /wp-content/themes
  4. /wp-content/plugins
  5. /wp-content/uploads

This information may prove useful to help you identify where you may be using a lot of excessive disk space. Note that the folder size information is update hourly, so changes you make will not be reflected in these numbers straight away.

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