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for some reason it says im using more space then i actually am .. why?????????

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  1. DLL_4ever

    DLL_4ever Member

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    In my cPanel page ... it says im using 18.45 MB out of 20 MB ... even though im only using 11.something MB out of 20 ..... why???????? it is really annoying because i need to upload some things and i cant because i dont have enough space ...

    under the "Disk Usage" it even shows me that im only using 11 MB ... and the only things i have is files ... im not using any script, anything at all ... i have no email accounts, NOTHING other then files .. whats going on?
     
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    It's a bug in some versions of Cpanel.
     
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    do you have webalizer installed? check your /home/username/tmp folder and delete the webalizer directory.

    webalizer save big images for its graphical stat, and it eats alot of space.
     
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    Why not get a bigger account?

    20 MB? LOL :rolleyes:
     
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    maybe because i dont need it :rolleyes:
     
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    markhard> thanks, that helped get rid of 3MB ... but i still have about 6 MB left that im not using

    projektandrew> i went to the site ... but i dont understand a single word of what it says .. i dont understand where its telling me to go, or what its telling me to do ... :(

    Inforpro> I actually would love to get a larger account, but i cant afford it right now (N)
     
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    If you have root on the server, at a shell type:

    Code:
    find /home -user <user> -print
    
    to see a list of the files in the /home partition that are owned by <user>. There may be some other files on the partition that are owned by you. You may want to filter the results by using:

    Code:
    find /home -user <user> -print | grep -v <user>
    
    This will show all the files that are owned by user that are not in <user>'s home directory (or pretty much).

    Hope this helps
     
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    If you have root on the server, a better check to do before find /home would be to see where the files owned by your UID are.

    # quota $user

    Will tell you which partition (and quota used) the files owned by $user are in.
    Then you can run a find if needed. du -h /home/$user should be a first check against the reported quota.

    Sometimes untarred kernels or files in /usr/src or /usr/local/src etc are owned by your UID if not chowned when unpacked.
     
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    Although you don't have email setup, you will have a default 'catch-all' email account which is user@ yourdomain.com (where user is the username you log into cpanel using).

    Unless you have the default email address set to :blackhole: this email account will receive spam addressed to anything @ yourdomain.com.

    Access your webmail via yourdomain.com/webmail using your cpanel username and password to see if you have a lot of mail in there. If you do, delete it all, and then set your catch-all email address to :blackhole:.
     
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    i have no idea if my server has a root and i have no idea where to type in that code ... sry .. but i dont have too much knowledge about this website stuff ... im still learning :)

    Damian> I checked my email account and it has no emails at all ..
     
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    Do you own a dedicated server or have an account with a host ?

    If the latter, your hosts support team should be able to run the commands for you as needed and further advise.

    If you don't know if you have root access, the latter is most likely (I hope so anyways :)
     
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    i have an account with a host ... what do you mean by "latter"?
     
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    Your hosts support dept should be able to help you as you don't have root access to a server of your own.

    Latter means the second option, "Do you own a dedicated server or have an account with a host" :)
     
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