Sometimes your cPanel account ends up with a lot of files in a certain directory. These files may reach numbers that are too much for you to handle with and delete in one by one. The key is to knowing why you would want to delete them in the first place and what you can do in order to do it in the fastest way possible.
Why Delete these Files?
There are many reasons why you would want to delete these old and unused files, one of the most common being the fact that they are just using too much valuable space. You want to get rid of these files for the sake of just freeing up space for updates and improvements on your cPanel account.
Another is when some files are not working the way you want them to. You need to delete them in order to make up space for those that you need.
Deleting files one by one can be quite easy, when all you need is to get rid of just a few of them. However, when you want to delete a lot of them, or even just put them in another directory, you can experience an FTP software issue, such as serious lagging and hanging. Deleting them through SSH may not also work, because you are attempting to eradicate just too many files.
Using Disk Space Usage to Check Space Consumption
The first step you need to do when it comes to deleting files in your cPanel account is to check which files and directories consume so much space. cPanel has a tool just for that: the Disk Space Usage feature.
This functionality is a nifty and easy-to-use tool that helps you figure out which of your files and directories eat up so much of your valuable storage space. Try to do this on your own and you will just end up with serious headaches because it can be quite difficult to track down where exactly the space issue arise from.
Once you receive a notification from your web hosting service telling you that your account takes up too much disk space, it is time to delete as many unnecessary and unused files and directories.
So use this cPanel’s disk usage tool to figure out which areas you should begin deleting files and directories from.
cPanel File Manager: The Best Way to Delete all these Unnecessary Files
Much thanks to cPanel’s File Manager, you can delete tons of these files consuming so much disk space in the simplest, fastest, and most convenient way possible.
Just log into your cPanel account and choose the “File Manager” icon. Go to the directory or folder you want to delete files from. Simply choose the directory by clicking on its filename. Check the upper right hand corner of the screen and you will see options for operations. The first on the list says “Delete this folder and all files under it.” This is the one you should choose.