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This interface displays information about how you use your disk space. It can also help you manage your disk space quota, because it indicates files and directories that use large amounts of hard disk space.
The Disk Space Usage feature lists all of the subdirectories contained within your home directory. You can click any of the listed directories to open the appropriate subdirectory in cPanel's File Manager feature. This function allows you to view specific disk usage information about individual files and directories contained within the subdirectory.
This feature also displays disk space usage summaries for:
- Files contained within your home directory
- Files in hidden subdirectories
- Mailing lists in Mailman
- Files not contained within your home directory (see Other Usage bar)
Due to the nature of storing files electronically, 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, you may find some discrepancies between data in the File Manager feature and the Disk Space Usage feature.
The disk space usage information contained in this feature does not indicate how much space the directory itself uses. It only displays disk usage information about the directory's contents. Typically, directories themselves occupy a negligible amount of disk space.
The figures contained in the Disk Space Usage feature may not reflect recent changes in your account's disk space.
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