• Resolved stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)


    Hi Everyone,

    Not sure if anyone knows, but i keep a key eye on my servers to make sure they do not reach their limits, but after updating all my websites to the latest version of wordpress v5.4, the number of files on all my servers have shot up, meaning i now have to move some websites around to reduce the total number of files on my servers, does anyone know if this latest version of wordpress has a lot more files for some reason?

    Thanks in advance… 🙂

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    I get approximately the same number of files/directories when unzipping 5.4 (2110) as 5.3 (2127).

    unzip wordpress-5.4.zip | wc -l
    2110
    unzip wordpress-5.3.zip | wc -l
    2127
    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    ah thank you, i’m not very technical, but do the best i can, just trying to question why my number of files have shot up, if i move a few sites i will be fine… 🙂

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Where are the files? Cache directories, uploads, tmp directories? It’s not WP core.

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    i don’t know, all i know is that the other day the number of files on my server was around 955,000, no after updating all the websites on the server, the number of files are now around 999,000. I have not created any new websites on these servers so it’s only since the updates… 🙂

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Number of files and file usage per file system is something you should be checking via logwatch from time to time. Good luck. You’ve got a lotta files!

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    just been looking on the server and i have 2 folders within wp-content, they are cache and et-cache, both have lots of folders within each, not sure what these are and if this is normal? 🙂

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    They’re cache files. Find the plugins you use for cache and find the control that clears cache. Caching is good, but it’s good to clear it out once in a while.

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    ah, looks like that could be it, i use wpfastest cache and i have jut logged into a few sites and deleted the cache, now the number of folders have been reduced and the number of files on my server are considerably coming down… u have been so helpful, could i ask like you say, these “cache files” need to be deleted every now and again, what are they and why are they saved nd what happens when you delete them?

    I hope you don’t mind me asking, just trying to understand what’s happened and what to do in the future… 🙂

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    I suggest you review the WP Fastest Cache documentation.

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    i will do, thank you, just checked and i have set wpfastest cache to delete cache every 10 hours, but this may just clear the cache and not delete, its a timeout rule, i’ll speak to wp fastest cache tomorrow, thanks for the help, much appreciated… 🙂

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    Thank You… 🙂

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    Resolved, Thank You… 🙂

    Thread Starter stephenturner

    (@stephenturner)

    Resolved… 🙂

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