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How Much Disk Space Do I Need for My Website?

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unlimited disk spaceThis is a common question about website disk space, and the answer is (drum roll please); it depends.

This usually depends on the size and number of images you need on your website. The actual html code of web pages is an insignificant amount. Web sites that require a lot of images or other multimedia do require more disk space than those sites that provide a quick loading text based website with a few images and buttons. As an example, a fresh new install of WordPress takes less than 5MB of disk space and a Joomla! fresh install is less than 15MB. These numbers are before you put any text, photos or video on the website.

Even the most basic of the Superior Website Services Web Hosting Packages, the Deluxe Hosting Package for Starter Websites offers 10 GB of disk space which is more than enough for starting out a new web sites. If you have a need for more than 2 domains, you will need our Unlimited Hosting Package.

Optimize Your Graphics and Photos

As you can see, websites don't take a lot of disk space until you start adding a lot of images.  If those images are optimized properly, they will be small in file size and load and display quickly for your web visitors. There are many software packages that will help your optimize your images for the web.

Utilizing Video On Your Website

Video, on the other hand, can use up a lot of your website disk space.  If you plan on using a lot of video, consider our Unlimited Plan, or save money each month with our lower costing plans and post your video on a video streaming site like YouTube, or other similar video hosting sites. Then just use an embedded link to play your video from that account right on your website.  Instruction for embedding the video code in on your website is provide by the video hosting service you choose to use.  These services are more efficient than putting the video on your web hosting disk space because the video hosting services have their servers optimized for video streaming and you don't have to use large amounts to disk space on your own web hosting plan.  Also, a big plus is that some of these video hosting providers are free to use.  Free is good!

Website Design/Development

A good website developer, like those at Superior Website Services, are experience in optimizing your web graphics to take the least amount of disk space, which means faster load times for your website visitors.  Check out our Website Development page for Joomla or WordPress for more information.

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