What is an inode?
The inode number represents the number of files (including email messages) and folders that you have uploaded to your server space. An excessive amount of inodes can hobble overall server performance, which is why shared hosting providers, like us, have a responsibility to make sure that each user maintains a reasonable amount of inodes in their account.
What should I do to reduce inodes?
- Backup and delete email from the server.
- Delete any backup files that you have on the server.
- Move any and all video files to YouTube.
- Move any and all audio files to Soundcloud
After you try these step, wait an hour and then login to your cPanel and review your inode usage from the left hand rail.