A Guide To Web Hosting Storage Space
Posted by Paul Nesbitt on 11 July 2016 01:03 PM

Web Hosting Space

A Guide To Web Hosting Storage Space

Once you’ve decided on the right host for your new website, the next step is to work out exactly how much space you’ll need. According to SitePoint, the average page size was 2,262kb in 2015, up 15% on the year prior. As web technologies continue to develop and internet speeds increase, web designers are using more disk space than ever to make their websites great.

Here at PAC Web Hosting, we’ve rounded up some key points to consider when deciding how much hosting storage space you will need for your website.

Type of website

The amount of space your website needs depends on what type of website it is. If your website is small and isn’t regularly updated, it won’t require as much space as a blog, for example, where space will be used up over time as more content is added.

Websites which rely on multimedia content such as images or videos will also require more disk space. To save on space, consider uploading videos to sharing websites such as YouTube.

If your website allows user generated content or interactivity, such as a forum or comments section, you must take into consideration how much content other people will upload. Buying more space than you need is a sensible solution, as these websites will always grow in terms of disk space.

Design and structure of your website

The design and structure of your website also play a role in how much space you use. If your website has optimised CSS and PHP to reduce page sizes, you’re likely to require less space than if every page requires a different set of resources.

The structure of your website is also an important factor. If your files and folders are organised well to avoid duplication and unused content, you’ll be able to cut the amount of space you’ll need. If you’re not using a particular plugin or script, be sure to delete it to save on space.

Plans for your website

If you’re starting off a new website, the chances are you won’t require a large amount of disk space to begin with. However, taking future plans into consideration is a sensible idea. Will you be planning on expanding your website in the near future? If so, buying a larger package space will ensure you can freely expand without the worry of running out of space. Our web hosting packages include generous disk space allowances, so there’s always room to grow.

Reseller accounts

If you want to sell on space and start your own web hosting company, be sure to section off what others can use to save on disk space. You can make hosting packages on cPanel to determine how much space your clients can use. At PAC, our reseller packages come with up to 120GB of space to sell on to clients, giving you flexibility to offer large web hosting packages.

Extra considerations

Other factors such as email accounts, databases and subdomains play a role in how much space you’ll need. If you have a large email account full of attachments, or you have lots of subdomains redirecting to your main website, you’ll add unnecessary bloat to your web hosting account.

If you’re moving from one host to another, you’ll be able to find out how much space you’re already using in your control panel, which you can use to determine which package is right for you.


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