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For cPanel & WHM 11.48

(Home >> Files >> Disk Space Usage)


This interface displays information about how you use your account's disk space, and all of your home directory's subdirectories. It also helps you manage your disk space quota, because it displays files and directories that use large amounts of hard disk space.

This interface also displays disk usage information about individual files and directories that the subdirectory contains.

Disk Space Usage

Click any of the listed directories to open the appropriate subdirectory in cPanel's File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager).


This interface does not display disk usage information for individual files that your home directory contains.

This interface displays the following disk space usage summaries:

  • Files that your home directory contains.
  • Files that exist in hidden subdirectories.
  • Mailing lists in Mailman.
  • Files that your home directory does not contain (see the Other Usage bar).


The bars in the graph represent disk usage figures relative to the largest directory.

Additional information

Most files occupy slightly more disk space than their actual size. For example, a 300-byte file may occupy 4 KB of actual disk space. As a result, some discrepancies may exist between data that cPanel's File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager) and the Disk Space Usage interface display.

The disk space usage information does not indicate how much space the directory itself uses. Typically, directories themselves occupy a negligible amount of disk space.

The system includes MySQL® database size and PostgreSQL database size in an account’s disk usage calculation. However, the system does not enforce the account’s disk space quota limit if a database’s size causes the account to exceeds its limit. For more information, read our Quota Modification documentation.

The figures that the Disk Space Usage interface displays may not reflect recent changes in your account's disk space.