What Is Disk Space?
Disk space is the amount of space available on the hosting server for storing your website’s content. This include: pages, images, videos, files, databases, and many other things. It is essential to know how much disk space your site needs in order to choose a suitable hosting plan and identify future upgrade needs.
Web hosting companies usually offer plans with varying disk space. In shared hosting for example, you divide the server space with other customers. This space can range from a certain value all the way up to unlimited space. On a dedicated server, the disk space is fixed and it is limited to the hard drive size installed on your server.
How Much Disk Space Do I Need For My Website?
As previously stated, all of your website’s content is stored on the disk space provided by the type of web hosting plan you have. It includes, but it is not limited to:
* Multimedia (photos, videos and music)
* E-mails (webmail)
* Traffic logs
You see, most websites are small and use little disk space. If this is your case, you do not have to worry about space at all. Unless you have an e-commerce with many products and pictures or a website that allows uploading and downloading files, shared hosting should be fine. If you do need more storage room however, we recommend that you choose a hosting plan that has an appropriate disk space for you. And in these instances, a VPS or dedicated hosting plan is your best bet.
How to Identify the Amount of Disk Space Used on Your Hosting Plan
Disk space is calculated in bytes, just like on your computer’s hard drive.
1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1,000 Megabytes (MB) = 1,000,000 kilobytes (KB).
A web page usually takes up an average of 1.7 MB.
If you’d like to know more about how much disk space you are using, information concerning this is usually available in your web host’s control panel.
What is Unlimited Disk Space?
This issue is very important and raises many questions. Several companies advertise unlimited disk space. Sometimes, due to lack of information, many customers end up getting a bad deal.
What many people don’t know is that there are certain rules that usually apply in web hosting with unlimited disk space.
The first is that the purpose of a web hosting company is to host sites. Thus, there is no limited use of disk space. All of the files in the hosting site must be related to or be linked to your website in some way. Any storage with different purposes, such as repository or file sharing, is prohibited.
In cases where companies identify excessive use of server resources, which undermine the stability or performance of its servers, the support team contacts the customer by proposing a reduction in the use of such resources or offer them a plan to upgrade to a VPS or dedicated server.
As the companies themselves often say, it is very rare for a personal website or a small business to exceed the limits of their personal, unlimited, web hosting plan.
(By the way, shared hosting is the most used by people and businesses worldwide).
Now that you are familiar with unlimited disk space, you can decide on your THCServers hosting plan!