How much disk space can I use?

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The total amount of disk space you can use without extra charges depends on the hosting plan you have with us.

If you exceed the size shown for your plan, we’ll notify you that extra charges will apply if you don’t delete files. That gives you a chance to avoid any overage fees.

If you intentionally want to use more than your plan includes (but less than 100 GB total), you’re welcome to do so by paying the overage fees listed on our plan page.

We do have some firm limits, though:

  • You’re limited to 100 GB total disk space, no matter what plan you’re on or how much you’re willing to pay.
  • You’re limited to 1,000,000 total files and directories (“inodes”) per account.
  • Individual directories are limited to 100,000 files or subdirectories.

These limits ensure that “runaway” processes can’t fill up the disks on our servers or cause other problems.

What if I need more than 100 GB of disk space?

Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer plans for storage of large amounts of file archives.

One option, if you don't mind splitting the files into separate groups, is to simply sign up for additional hosting accounts under separate domain names. For example, if your main account is under "example.com", you could sign up for "example-archives.net" and put some of the files there. However, the two domain names would have no technical connection on our end (in fact, they could be on completely different servers), so the only "sharing" you could do would be by linking from one to the other.

Another alternative is Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service, which has no size limits. Amazon S3 allows you to place your files under a subdomain of your domain name, like “http://archives.example.com/”.

The “Customizing Amazon S3 URLs with CNAMEs” section of the S3 Virtual Hosting of Buckets documentation explains this in detail. You’d:

  1. Name your S3 bucket archives.example.com (for example).
  2. Use the DNS section of our control panel to create a CNAME record for “archives.example.com”.
  3. Set the CNAME target to archives.example.com.s3.amazonaws.com.