cPanel/WHM occupying about 13 Giga, is it normal?

Gino Viroli

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Hello,

I have a VPS with cPanel/WHM.
When I run "df -h" it tells me I'm using 31GB out of 50GB available on my VPS

Bash:
[email protected] [~]# df -h
Filesystem         Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/ploop47657p1   50G   31G   20G  61% /
none               1.0G     0  1.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none               1.0G     0  1.0G   0% /dev
tmpfs              1.0G     0  1.0G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs              1.0G  944K  1.0G   1% /run
tmpfs              205M     0  205M   0% /run/user/0
[email protected] [~]#
When I go into "WHM » Account Functions » Quota Modification" all my cPanel accounts are occupying about 18GB

Is the cPanel/WHM application itself occupying about 13 GB then? :oops:
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! That sounds pretty reasonable and normal to me. I would expect the cPanel installation to be at least 1G. You also need to consider the operating system itself, databases, temporary files, logs, and the other things needed to make a server function besides cPanel itself.
 

quietFinn

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Hello,

I have a VPS with cPanel/WHM.
When I run "df -h" it tells me I still have 31GB avail on my VPS, out of 50GB, hence I'm using 19GB

Bash:
[email protected] [~]# df -h
Filesystem         Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/ploop47657p1   50G   31G   20G  61% /
none               1.0G     0  1.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none               1.0G     0  1.0G   0% /dev
tmpfs              1.0G     0  1.0G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs              1.0G  944K  1.0G   1% /run
tmpfs              205M     0  205M   0% /run/user/0
[email protected] [~]#
When i go into "Home » Account Information » List AccountsDocumentation" all my cPanel accounts are occupying about 18GB

Is the cPanel/WHM application itself occupying about 1GB then?
df -h shows that you are using 31GB of 50GB.
If your cPanel accounts use 18GB then OS & cPanel/WHM use 13GB.
 
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cPRex

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You'll just need to keep looking with the "du" command to find where the space is. I recommend starting from / with these two commands:

Code:
cd /
du -h --max-depth 1
Then, let's say you find /var uses a lot of space. You would just run that again moving deeper into the system:

Code:
cd var
du -h --max-depth 1
and repeat that process until you find where the space is being used.

More details on this work can be found here: Checking disk usage for your cPanel server.
 

Gino Viroli

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You'll just need to keep looking with the "du" command to find where the space is. I recommend starting from / with these two commands:

Code:
cd /
du -h --max-depth 1
Then, let's say you find /var uses a lot of space. You would just run that again moving deeper into the system:

Code:
cd var
du -h --max-depth 1
and repeat that process until you find where the space is being used.

More details on this work can be found here: Checking disk usage for your cPanel server.
Thanks, I installed ncdu