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What is an Inode?

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An inode is a record in a disk table which contains information about a file/folder such as its size and owner.

The number of inodes you use represents the number of files/folders you have on your web hosting account.

Rebel Networks customers can see the number of inodes they are using from their cPanel > Inodes Usage.

When a file is opened, the file's inode is read by the kernel. The more files/folders you have, the more inodes you use. And the more inodes you use, the more system resources your account consumes.

This is why the number of inodes on a file system is limited. If you run out of inodes, your account may be excluded from the backup system or may even be suspended.

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