how can I determine how much storage I would need for my website?

262 views
asked Mar 3, 2012 in General by sunshine (140 points)
Hello there,
can some one help me out please. I need to determine how much storage I would need for my website but I'm not sure how?

3 Answers

0 like 0 dislike
answered Mar 3, 2012 by DonB1 (360 points)
To determine how much storage you need for your website, look at how much it takes up on your local disk. Riht-click in the Windows Explorer on the folder where your site is located, and choose Properties. Your web page will take the same amount of storage on the server as it takes on your hard disk. However you should give yourself some storage margin when signing up for hosting service, so that new content and files will fit on the server as well.
0 like 0 dislike
answered Mar 3, 2012 by Jhoan (380 points)
Hi Sunshine,

A good rule is to get hosting with a size that is at least 50% more storage than the size your website is taking on your computer. So that you have enough space for future additions and updates.
0 like 0 dislike
answered Mar 9, 2012 by Yuriy (1,340 points)
Depending from OS you're using, click on the folder where your website is placed and check it's properties.
Afters this manipulation you'll get to know how much storage it takes on your hard drive.
I would advise to choose hosting plan with storage capacity greater than your website folder on 30-50% as you never know what else you'll decide to upload on your website in future.
...