Size of WHM / cPanel (VPS over quota)

aarondwyer

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Hi all

I have a VPS and have a 4.5GB limit.

My current disc usage is 4.7GB

My /home is at 1,124MB

I can't believe that linux + WHM + cPanel is taking up 3.376GB

There is no backups.

0 aquota.group
0 aquota.user
4.0K backup
4.0M bin
4.0K boot
16K dev
172K error_log
8.4M etc
1.5G home
4.0K initrd
19M lib
4.0K media
4.0K mnt
4.0K opt
0 proc
124M root
9.1M sbin
7.0M scripts
4.0K selinux
4.0K srv
0 sys
60M tmp
4.0K tmp_logrotate
0 top10-2.txt
2.8G usr
493M var

I don't know what's in /var or /usr or /root that could possibly be deleted.

It looks like that's just OS dependant stuff.

Does this usage seem average or on the large side.?

PS I only have 4 hosting accounts on this VPS.

Thanks
Aaron
 
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cPanelKenneth

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In /home, you can remove cpeasyapache if it exists. It is the working directory that EasyApache uses when compiling Apache, PHP, etc. You might even have a buildapache directory in there, depending upon the age of the VPS.

Removing the EasyApache working directory should save you a few hundred MB of space (depending upon your EasyApache build options).
 

aarondwyer

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Thanks for that. I'll check it out. In the end, I can see that I just need to get a VPS account that has more HDD space attached. I didn't realise the OS could use over 3GB for itself.

Thanks
Aaron