Some of you run what we call “heavy” WordPress sites, meaning they contain a lot of large files. In some industries, photography, for example, this might mean you’re having to host high-resolution photos on your photography website. While you can offload these, say to Google Cloud or Amazon S3, the fact is that this isn’t always easy or convenient.
Another common pain point we see with agencies and developers is that they will sometimes have just one or two clients that are consuming all of their plan’s disk space.
We want you to have as much flexibility as possible at Kinsta. With our disk space add-on, you can increase the storage space of your hosting plan with a few simple clicks.
Check Total Disk Space Usage
You can quickly check your total disk space usage on the “Resource usage” chart on the MyKinsta dashboard. Curious which files might be taking up the most space? Check out our blog post on additional ways to check your disk usage.
When you see the “Upload: Failed to Write File to Disk” error in WordPress, it’s possible that you used all of your available disk space. If that’s the case, besides removing the unused files from your site, you can also upgrade your hosting plan or add a Disk Space Add-on to your current MyKinsta plan.
How to Add the Disk Space Add-on
The disk space add-on is available in the MyKinsta dashboard.
You can find the add-on under “Company” in the “My Plan” tab. In the “Disk space add-on” section, click on “Add to Plan”.
It can be purchased in 20 GB increments at $20/month per hosting plan. You can purchase as many of these add-ons as you want.
For example, if you’re on the Business 1 plan at $100/month, and purchase one disk space add-on, your monthly bill would be $120/month. The plan already comes with 30 GB, so you would then have a total of 50 GB available disk space. If you purchase two add-ons, your bill would be $140/month, with a total of 70 GB available disk space.
- Disk space add-ons are automatically prorated and the subscription will appear on your next billing cycle.
- If you’re in the EU, VAT is charged if applicable to you.
How to Modify or Remove the Disk Space Add-on
To modify the disk space add-on, navigate to the “My Plans” tab, and under the “Disk space add-on” section, click on “Change.” You can then modify the number of add-ons or remove the add-on altogether.
Any actions related to adding, removing, or changing the disk space add-on is recorded in the MyKinsta Activity Log.
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