Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Running out of space on a shared server?

  1. #1
    Qryztufre's Avatar
    Qryztufre is offline Beside myself
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    www.serpentus.info
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    Running out of space on a shared server?

    My host has a few stats applications running through cPanel, Webalizer being one of them.

    My account is only allowed 75 megs of space, which is NOT a lot by ANY standard, so anything I can do to keep those number down, it certainly worthy of giving a try.

    As my host offers two options (Webalizer AND Awstats) I only need one of them...and Awstats is just a lot cooler (IMHO) so I opted to out my webalizer.

    And here is the main reason I opted to nix the former... When looking at my Disk Space Usage to find where I was wasting space I noticed that Webalizer was using 15 megs of space ... 15 megs! That is a HUGE chunk of space where space is limited.

    I asked around a bit to find out just what could be done, and found that the host would not remove the app from my server, so I asked around for other options and this is what I found....

    By hunting down \username\tmp\webalizer\ I could set it's permissions to 0000 thereby blocking the server itself from writing in this directory. That put a cap on the 15 megs... but that was not enough, I still had those 15 megs! So I had to change the permissions again so I could delete the contents, and I did.

    So if you are on a shared (or even a non-shared) server and have limited room, check out your Webalizer if you have it... see how much room they are eating up, then learn from my own experiences, and NIX it!

    Soooo....

    1. Find \username\tmp\webalizer\
    2. Delete the content from said directory
    3. Then set the permissions to 0000
    4. Utilize that extra space for more money generating content!

    I assume that other stat apps can be done the same way, but I've not tested them for any ill effects as Awstats was not using enough space to bother with.

    Google Analytics does a better job at tracking stats anyway so even if you killed them all it should be OK.

    (note: I am on ASO, so I'm not sure if the same can be done on your host)

    Hope I helped someone with this...
    Q
    My Homesteading blog is not worth reading
    My Magick site is not worth it's server space
    My Occult forum is likely something you'd not have an interest in
    My wife's Hedgewitch site is worth checking out though...

  2. Thanked by:

    Andy101 (15 August, 2010), Will.Spencer (14 August, 2010)

  3. #2
    texashiker's Avatar
    texashiker is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
    75 megs of space???? That is all you get? Disk space is cheap, I suggest you find yourself another host.

    Harddrives are dirt cheap these days. I'am guessing that your host is overselling,,,, of they have some really cheap servers.

  4. #3
    Qryztufre's Avatar
    Qryztufre is offline Beside myself
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    www.serpentus.info
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts
    75 is really more then I need... I have several megs (most of that 15 from webalizder) left that wont be filling up any time soon, and I'm not paying all that much for it all.
    My Homesteading blog is not worth reading
    My Magick site is not worth it's server space
    My Occult forum is likely something you'd not have an interest in
    My wife's Hedgewitch site is worth checking out though...

  5. #4
    Zash's Avatar
    Zash is offline WiredStorm.com - Lightning Fast Web Hosting
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New York, USA
    Posts
    1,137
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 121 Times in 93 Posts
    On my own servers, I disable Webalizer and Awstats. They take up lots of resources, especially since I use neither one of them.
    WiredStorm Hosting Solutions
    █ Lightning Fast Shared and Reseller Hosting
    █ cPanel with Softaculous and 24/7 Email (Ticket) Support
    Biodegradable Sunscreen - Unblock Facebook

  6. #5
    Aquarezz's Avatar
    Aquarezz is offline Master Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,853
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    683
    Thanked 591 Times in 463 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    On my own servers, I disable Webalizer and Awstats. They take up lots of resources, especially since I use neither one of them.
    What do your clients get for measuring statistics?
    |Nico Lawsons

  7. #6
    Zash's Avatar
    Zash is offline WiredStorm.com - Lightning Fast Web Hosting
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New York, USA
    Posts
    1,137
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 121 Times in 93 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    What do your clients get for measuring statistics?
    By my own servers, I mean the private ones for my own websites.

    On my proxy hosting, I only enable AwStats as that seems to be most requested by the clients who don't use Google Analytics (which I don't know why anybody wouldn't). So Webalizer is disabled. No point in having two separate tracking programs.

    On my normal shared hosting, I do offer both, and that's because it uses a lot less resources as the sites are much smaller.
    WiredStorm Hosting Solutions
    █ Lightning Fast Shared and Reseller Hosting
    █ cPanel with Softaculous and 24/7 Email (Ticket) Support
    Biodegradable Sunscreen - Unblock Facebook

  8. Thanked by:

    Aquarezz (15 August, 2010)

  9. #7
    Habaku's Avatar
    Habaku is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    452
    Thanks
    101
    Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    On my own servers, I disable Webalizer and Awstats. They take up lots of resources, especially since I use neither one of them.
    Mainly to free CPU time I also disabled those stats programs, and use Google Analytics when stats are of interest to me.

Similar Threads

  1. Netbuilders.org is on a shared server?
    By Jani in forum Announcements and Suggestions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 1 September, 2009, 08:13 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9 June, 2009, 16:10 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •