I've been contacted several times by my hosting provider of 9 years concerning the storage space I'm using. I opened this account so I could post personal family related photos, videos, etc... and have a private domain for email for my family members.
Last week I was emailed & called many times requesting that I delete files from the server that are "unrelated" content. Two were backup files created recently prior to a server migration that they were doing, the 3rd was obviously a folder containing holiday photos & videos. Last I checked, I was using around 16GB of server space and I'd imagine my monthly bandwidth is much less than 1GB as the content is rarely accessed. I was told that to keep the content, I needed to have links from my home page to all content on my site. I prefer to control access to content via direct links only to folders and the index.html files within. I'm not a web page guru as I still code as I did back in the early 90s.
So, does this sound reasonable? They're quoting their AUP: "You understand and agree that shared server space is for business and personal website operations purposes only and not for unrelated data storage."
Thanks for your thoughts!