How to fix ‘File Usage’ error on cPanel Shared Hosting GoDaddy

Solved: You’re at your resource limits. Visitors might have trouble accessing your site.

“You’re at your resource limits. Visitors might have trouble accessing your site.” – Are you seeing this in your cPanel dashboard? Exceeded the File Usage limit of 250,000 inodes on your shared server? Unable to get help from GoDaddy Experts and other technical guru websites? Planning to move to another host?

Here is the answer you are looking for all over the internet. It’s very simple and extremely easy to solve this issue. How? Read on.

First of all, you must know that its not you who uploaded or created this big amount of files on your server. And your server is not hacked as well. Everything is cool. GoDaddy and cPanel have made a tiny mistake which is causing this issue which effects all of your hosted websites and emails.

The problem is with the CageFS, which is a technology to keep you in a cage.. lol. Yes, while using a Shared Server, you must stay in your limits so that your over-usage does not effect other server users. The CageFS creates temporary files but it’s lazy enough to delete them after use. The number of files (actually session tokens) keeps on increasing and there is no way to stop it. As on Today, cPanel has not provided any tool in the panel to delete these temp files or to set a limit on it. Great job cPanel guys!

Now, How to get rid of these files? You cannot see them in the file manager as they are stored in a hidden directory. Don’t worry, follow these 3 simple steps and you will have your error resolved!

Step 1: Go to ‘Disk Usage’ page of your cPanel home: (Red Circle)

Step 1: Disk Usage
Step 1: Disk Usage


Step 2: Scroll down the page and Click on .cagefs link to open this hidden directory in File Manager.

Step 2: Open CageFS Directory
Step 2: Open CageFS Directory


Step 3: Just delete the tmp folder. However, It will be instantly recreated by the server. Remember to delete this folder permanently, do not move to Trash as it too big to fit in trash.
[Just a precaution, before you delete it, select the ‘tmp’ folder and click on ‘Compress’ command on the menu as it will give you a backup of the folder just in case you need it back. If you get some error like disk full, you can click this folder and delete some session files from within to spare some nodes.]

Step 3 - Delete tmp folder
Step 3 – Delete tmp folder

Step 4: There is no Step 4, Just return to your cPanel home and check the number of files under your ‘File Usage’. Happy? Let me know your experience below by adding your comments.

PS: (Specially if you have OpenCart or similar session based script) It is advised to modify your php.ini and specify your own custom session folder so that you can delete those files by your custom php code or a cron job. This will also make sure that your script keep working fine. Hows that sound?

– Hashim Taylor



Solved – Windows 8 Keyboard and Mouse / Touchpad not working

I’ve been using Windows 8 for quite some time now. It was working great as long as I was using Beta version. But when I purchased and installed on my Dell OptiPlex 760, it worked even better.

Problem: Yesterday when I came to my office and turned my PC on, it stopped on the login screen and I noticed that my keyboard and mouse is not responding. I booted with a Linux USB and both keyboard and mouse started working perfectly. I found the solution of windows 8 input devices issue and it was so simple.

Windows 8 Login screen Seattle
Windows 8 Login screen Seattle

Cause: The problem is actually with the hibernate image. The image is sometimes corrupt and whenever we press power button, it hibernate by default so the corrupt image is never changed. All we need to avoid getting the PC hibernated once to remove that corrupt image.

Windows 8 login screen coral
Windows 8 login screen coral

Solution: Just start the PC and wait to see the login screen. When the screen is visible and after waiting some moments, just unplug the power or remove the battery from your laptop. DO NOT PRESS POWER BUTTON! You need to cut the power off before windows goes into hibernation once again. Now restart the PC and see how keyboard and mouse started working back again! Yippy!