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  • Greetings,

    I am on 1and1 running the current version of WordPress. My wordpress site seems to have grown to 120MB, which is 20MB higher than what 1and1 allows. Is there a way to ‘garbage collect’ or otherwise reduce the size of the database?


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  • Remove tables from the database?

    What i’d do (and i’m not sure exactly how) is create a mysql query to look for entries in the posts table that have post_status=revision before a certain date, and drop those tables…

    And go from there…

    I am “not strong” in SQL to say the least; is there anyone that can offer step by step (or point me to an add on or something)? Thanks!

    Google and search the plugins directory (like i’d do if i were searching).

    If you need professional or assisted supported.

    1) have you optimized all your tables in phpMyAdmin?

    2) Consider changing to a host that doesn’t have arbitrary restrictions like that on what you can do. Its a bit absurd. That said, 120 megs is pretty big.

    Hi TRS-80,

    I am just running into the same issue with 1und1. Tried to find a solution to see what is going wrong in the database but so far found none. Did you get the issue solved?



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