Tips For Cleaning Up Website Disk Space

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    Tips For Cleaning Up Website Disk Space

    Hello friends,

    I'd want to improve the performance of my website, so please advise some ways to save up disc space.

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    Clear out unnecessary software

    Most websites will have a number of useless pieces of software stored on their hard drive. If your site was built with WordPress, for example, it generally comes with a default theme and plugin that you never used or deleted.

    When looking for a new plugin or theme, it's common practise to install several different ones to see which one works best. They will only activate one while leaving the others installed and deactivated. All of these take up valuable space but serve no purpose. Getting rid of them can free up a lot of space, as can removing any installation backups that were created when you installed new software.

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      Hunt out hidden files

      While you may be aware of unused software, there are numerous ways in which space is consumed without your knowledge. If you have a website that allows visitors to leave comments, you may discover that you have a large number of spam comments waiting for you to manually delete them. Thousands of these are not uncommon on popular websites. Delete them all, then turn on the Askimet plugin to have them deleted automatically in the future.

      Look for old pages, posts, images, and other content you've taken offline but haven't deleted, as well as unneeded post revisions you don't want to restore. Another issue that arises frequently is the use of old log files. Instead of keeping them on your server, download them to a computer to free up space.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Robyn Jones View Post
        Clear out unnecessary software

        Most websites will have a number of useless pieces of software stored on their hard drive. If your site was built with WordPress, for example, it generally comes with a default theme and plugin that you never used or deleted.

        When looking for a new plugin or theme, it's common practise to install several different ones to see which one works best. They will only activate one while leaving the others installed and deactivated. All of these take up valuable space but serve no purpose. Getting rid of them can free up a lot of space, as can removing any installation backups that were created when you installed new software.
        Yes, After removing unused software, a small difference can be noticed on my website.

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