How to know site size

You will need
  • – data to access the hosting account control panel;
  • – data to access the server by SSH;
  • – Teleport Pro program.

Find out the size of the site based on the calculation of the total amount of disk space it occupies on the hosting server – company. Go to the account control panel. In some panels (such as DirectAdmin), the amount of disk space used is displayed on the home page. If no such information is provided, separately find out the size of all databases and directories with files, and then simply add them up. Information about databases can be obtained in the appropriate section of the Control Panel. You can use a web file manager or a du command with -s and -P options by connecting to the server via SSH to determine directory volumes.


Start determining the size of the site based on an estimate of the total amount of content it provides to users. Use Teleport Pro to upload site content to a local drive. After you install it, start creating a project by selecting New Project Wizard from the File menu.


Create a project in Teleport Pro by switching between the pages of the wizard and setting the necessary parameters. So, on the first page select the Duplicate a website option, on the second – specify the resource address in the Starting Address field and increase to the maximum value in the Up to field. On the third page, select Everything, and on the fourth page, simply click Finish. Save the project to a file by specifying the directory in the dialog that appears. All downloadable data will be located in the same directory.


Learn the size of the site. Select Start from the Project menu. Wait for the full load of all resource data. Note that this can take a long time and result in consuming a large amount of traffic. Use the file manager or the Windows folder properties dialog to find out the size of the directory in which the downloaded data is stored. This value will be the size of the site.

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