Using the disk usage viewer

The disk usage viewer provides a quick way to see the amount of disk space being used by folders. This tutorial will assume that you are already logged into your cPanel. If you are having problems doing that or don't know how, please view the tutorial named: How to log into cPanel.

On your cPanel main page scroll down to the files section and click on the disk space usage link to load the disk space usage main page. On this page you can see how much storage space is being used for each directory and sub-directory in your account. Scroll down to see the entire list of directories.

In the upper right corner of the list is a pull-down box called Actions. It can do many things to show you different types of information, some of the items in the action box include show parent directories, show top level, hide small files and show file sizes as bytes.

Above, on the left hand side are two buttons: Decrease Depth and Increase Depth. Increasing depth will take you one more level down the path, for example: from "mail/" to "mail/". Decreasing the depth will do the opposite.

As you can see, there are numerous ways to view the amount of storage space being used by your directories. This is useful in determining which directories are using the most storage space. Once you know where most of your storage needs are and where the most space is being used, you can determine whether you need to delete some files or upgrade to a larger hosting package.

You can now click the home link in the upper left corner and return to the main cPanel page or to exit cPanel use the logout link in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS logout of cPanel before closing.

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