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Instead of storing backups on the shared server, move them onto your computer or store them on another file storing service.

Method 2:

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Clear space on your email accounts

Check if your hosting account includes email through cPanel. Storing a large amount of email is the number 1 issue we see consuming disk space. Check over each email account to see how much email is being stored. A single email may not consume much disk space. Add up thousands to hundreds of thousands of emails and they cause a problem.

Remove any unused email accounts. Clean up the email accounts you still use. The best way to clean up email accounts is to set up the email using POP on your local computer using client such as Outlook or Apple Mail. Using POP you can download the emails to your local computer for storage. Once all of the emails are downloaded you can delete the emails from the server. When deleting emails, we recommend using Webmail. This is often accessed using YourDomain.com/webmail. Deleting the emails through Webmail ensures the messages are removed from the server but not your local computer.

Method 3: Remove PHP Error Logs

Do you have PHP error logging enabled on one or more websites? PHP error logs are enabled using a php.ini file. Using FTP or the cPanel >> File Manager, check if your /public_html and subdirectories contain a “error_log” file. The error_log is the default filename for PHP logs. Make a backup of the error_log on your local computer (If needed for long term storage) and delete the file on your hosting account. Do not worry about deleting the file. It will auto create when any other PHP error is hit.

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