Track how much disk and database space WordPress is using.
This Plugin only works completely on Linux/Apache servers. Windows IIS servers don't work right. To see the pie charts on the Settings page, your server needs to have GD 2.0.1 or later installed and have JPG Support enabled. Without this the plugin will not fail, but you won't see a pie chart.
Not entirely. It works on Windows Apache, but has errors on Windows IIS.
The used disk space is calculated when the Dashboard is loaded. It can be slow because the server counts every file, every time. On slow servers this can take some time. We agree that it's annoying and plan to fix it.
To prevent this, close the dahsboard window using the little arrow in the top-right corner. Alternatively, click on Screen Options and disable the widget.
Yes, as quickly as we can. The problems in version 0.5 and some we inherited from a previous plugin should be fixable. We can probably make this work correctly on Windows servers. And, we should be able to cache the disk space stats so the dashboard is not so slow.
There will be additional features added in future versions too: The 1st one planned is better alerts for when you're using too much disk-space (including an optional email alert). Second is adding bandwidth monitoring. Then we'll move on to adding tools for tracking & alerting if your server is down.
Hosting Monitor is produced by: http://www.AliveMediaDev.com, and developed by: http://www.EtchSoftware.com. It is built with code from Disk Space Pie Chart by Jay Versluis and the Pie Chart Script by Rasmus Peters.
This plugin is installed on many of our customer sites. We plan to keep it updated and to add new features as often as time allows. It is more than just a hobby, since it must be updated for new versions of WordPress.