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Clean unused files from shared hosting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mfa13, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. mfa13

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    Hello - how can I clean unused files in my shared hosting, using cPanel ?
    Could you tell me what files are safe to delete when I go to file manager ?
    Thanks !
     
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    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    I'd stay out of anything except the public_html directory if you're uncertain.


    However, we cannot know which files you use and which files you do not use or no longer wish to keep. That is up to you to decide.
     
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    Thanks Dave - you`ve been very helpful !
    You mean that I can clean everything I do not use in public_html directory and not outside it
    ? I`m asking that because when I clean everything in public_html directory, there is still files that occupy the place and fill up my place quota. I worry that in a long time there will be a lot of files outside public_html directory that will fill up my quota ? Could this happen or it is not likely to happen ? Thanks for your help Dave ! Have a nice day !
     
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    If you're storing things personally outside of public_html, you can go ahead and remove them. Make sure to stay away from any directories that have a '.' before thier name, i.e. '.cpanel'.

    You may also note that the 'mail' directory is taking up a lot of space. If so, I'd use webmail or a desktop email client to delete/archive old messages.

    You can check the 'Disk Space Usage' section of your cPanel interface to see where the majority of your space is being used.
     
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    Thanks Dave - have a nice day !
     
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