Speed up your site by managing Inodes!

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Speed up your site by managing Inodes!

Posted on: March 8, 2014 Category: Internet, News, Servers, Website Tips Comments: 0

Inodes are simply the amount of individual files in your domain. For example a file that is 1 megabyte or 100 megabytes is still just 1 inode. To speed up your site all your need to do is keep these your files a s low as possible. The more Inodes you have the harder the server has to work to fin a file. The server will have to search your whole domain for each file that is loaded.

The account soft limit is 150k, that is a 150k total files. More than that and we will have to do a custom set up to handle more files.

You can speed up your website easily by removing emails or running your email off site.

Another good trick is to have a couple separate websites and have some files hot linked on separate accounts.

The official definition is:

Data structures that contain information about files in Unix file systems that are created when a file system is created. Each file has an inode and is identified by an inode number (i-number) in the file system where it resides. inodes provide important information on files such as user and group ownership, access mode (read, write, execute permissions) and type.

There are a set number of inodes, which indicates the maximum number of files the system can hold.

A file’s inode number can be found using the ls -i command, while the ls -l command will retrieve inode information.

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