Inode limits and 5.71 user found helpful
The Law of Unintended Consequences.
That said, C5's footprint is substantially larger from a file count perspective than some other frameworks. A "quick" check on a couple small wordpress sites shows an inode count of a mere 4.2k files. On the other hand, this site doesn't have any caching enabled, and I can process 10x more requests per second on the c5 sites as I can on a wordpress site. FYI an install 5.6 c5 site comes in at around 27k inodes with cache enabled (10k of these files reside in the /files/tmp directory). (This makes me think that many of your inode issues may be resolved by clearing out the tmp directory?)
For another comparison, a small site running on the Yii framework clocks in at just over 5k inodes. But again, no caching is used on this site.
On a virgin 5.7 install, I get over 13,000 files which is double the number on a virgin 5.6 install. Still not close to the 150,000 limit but my fear comes when we try to 'upgrade' their site to 5.7. I will probably stick a new 5.7 install in a sub-directory on their server so that the client can follow along and by the time I build out the new site I might have a lot of duplicate files as I copy content into the new site.
Just something to think about and be aware of.
i went thru Dashboard and ran the Extreme CLEAN add on which helped, but not enough.
and, MacHighway seems to think if i could remove public_html/builder -- i would be in good shape??? IS IT SAFE to do that??
this /builder folder you speak of isn't a part of the concrete5 stock installation (last I knew) but is probably something that an auto installer on your hosting account used. Hard to say more without taking a look.
I'd be willing to help you out in more detail if you shoot me a PM and we can take a look at what you've got.
my website is: wandataylor.info don't know why they tacked "/builder" on that??
this is what my file manager looks like:
Reunions.............this is the folder i upload frequently with my database updates.
i'll send you whatever you need... thanks
I see a cloud server on the horizon :)