Learn what "disk space" means in the realm of hosting and what is the right disk space quota to suit your needs.
The disk space function displays the overall volume of information that you'll be able to have on a shared website hosting server at any given time. With a desktop computer, for example, this is the capacity of a single hard disk or the overall volume of all hard disk drives in the event that your computer has more than one. Exactly as your space on a PC is divided between installed software programs, documents, music files and the like, the server disk space is usually divided between internet site files, databases and e-mail messages. Each file, folder or email message requires some space on your server, so you should take into consideration a variety of factors, not just the size of the files that you will upload. For instance, having big email attachments or running a script-driven website in which the user-generated content is stored in a database also affects the space you are using.
Disk Space in Shared Website Hosting
All our shared website hosting
packages were created with the notion that deficiency of hard disk space should not be something that can obstruct the development of your sites. For that reason we have used a technique which is different from the one that most web hosting providers use - instead of generating a number of accounts on a single server and subsequently not having enough disk space, we work with a cloud hosting platform in which the storage is handled by an entire group of servers. In this way, we are able to attach more machines in case they are necessary or more hard drives, to supply extra disk space for the files of our customers. Separate clusters manage the e-mail messages as well as the databases, which means that not only is it possible to develop your web sites without having to worry about space, but also all the servers will operate better and faster as every service features its own space for storing and a single server does not handle various types of files.
Disk Space in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you purchase a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you don't have to concern yourself with the disk space that you'll be able to use due to the simple reason that this feature is unlimited. In contrast to numerous other hosting companies that advertise an identical service, yet set up accounts using a single machine where only so much hard disks can be fitted, we make use of an innovative cloud system using clusters of servers. All your files will be stored on a single cluster, the e-mail messages on another, your databases on a third one etc. This type of platform offers 2 major advantages - first, the disk storage will never finish since we're able to attach extra servers to each cluster that requires them, and second, the servers will function much more efficiently for they'll handle just a single type of processes. A semi-dedicated server plan provides you the option to expand your web sites as much as you need.
Disk Space in VPS Web Hosting
All our Linux VPS web hosting packages
feature a large amount of hdd storage to meet all your needs but not restrict the growth of your websites. Certainly, in order for you to run just a single resource-demanding website or a large number of smaller web sites, you'll need extra power altogether, so the superior the VPS package, the more hard disk space you will have. Switching between the plans is really easy and the extra space will be added to your existing account without transferring any data or stopping/restarting the server, so in case you reach the space restriction of your existing plan, you'll be able to upgrade with a few clicks from your billing section. As we supply several website hosting Control Panels for our virtual private servers, you'll have two options for your disk space control - using Hepsia, all sites share the overall server space, while using DirectAdmin and cPanel you'll be able to make individual accounts for your domains and set an allocation for every single account.
Disk Space in Dedicated Servers Hosting
With the hard disk storage space that we provide with our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
, we warrant that you can operate any type of site regardless of its proportions. You'll get at least 500 GB storage space, that you're able to use the way you see fit - even for personal file storage. As standard, you'll have 2 separate hard drives, that can be employed independently, to use their total storage capacity, or they can be connected in RAID so that one will be a duplicate the second one in real time to warrant that you won't waste crucial information in case of a hardware malfunction. You'll also be given the option to put more drives and increase the full HDD space available even further. This makes it possible for you to build a file or image depository portal without a problem if you would like. With the cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels that we offer, you can set up a separate account for each domain name that you host on the server and set a quota for the storage space it'll be allowed to use. When you pick the third solution, our custom Hepsia Control Panel, all domain names will be operated in one place and they'll share the total server hard disk space.