How do I reduce my WordPress storage? In this article I will talk about WordPress CMS, the hosting space and how
Many users take little or no account of the size of the files when uploading content (photos, videos, and other files). As a result, your website’s storage space can fill up quickly.
This is not wise for several reasons:
- Storage space for hosting is relatively pricey (compared to, say, Google Photos). Inserting big-size images into your WordPress post will use a ton of resources. In addition, everything is often backed up multiple times (for your peace of mind), and your hosting space will go full in no time.
- The website becomes unnecessarily slow. The larger the file that needs to be loaded, the longer it will take for your website to load. Much has now been written about how a fast WordPress site positively affects rankings, conversion, among other things.
What is the ideal size of an image?
There is no simple answer to this question because it depends on the use. Do you want to sell posters to your customers? Then you probably want to display them as large as possible.
For most websites, an image between 0.01 and 0.1 MB is usually more than big enough to display nicely. Depending on your hosting package, you can easily upload several thousand photos. However, managing content is crucial if you want to maintain a website properly.
How can ProjectDMC help me save storage space?
Websites built and hosted by ProjectDMC are equipped with tools that reduce your photos after you have placed them (through compression, etc.). This often saves a lot of storage space.
However, we do not limit the maximum upload size of files. Whether you want to post posters or small images is not up to us. We can set a max upload size for you upon request to prevent you from accidentally uploading larger files in the future. Please contact us if you would like to do this.
Start website maintenance right away.
Changing your images or files retroactively is difficult because WordPress links the files to your posts or products. You can try this with a plugin. Partly for this reason we always offer our customers a maintenance and support package. After all, prevention is better than cure.