One of the fundamental questions is how much disk space would be required for successfully hosting a website. This question can have a number of ambiguous reasons if you are not aware of the exact requirements and even a web hosting provider may try to sell you disk space more than required. The first objective is to truly understand the meaning of disk space, which can get confusing for people who are complete novice and creating their websites for the first time. Disk space or often referred to as storage size is the amount of space on the hard disk that the hosting company provides you for your web pages. The disk space should be sufficient enough that it can easily accommodate all the documents, video and audio files, graphics, animations etc.
How much disk space is required?
One way of determining how much disk space you may require is to see how much space does the web page take in your computer’s hard disk. If you click on the saved web page file, you can easily view the amount of space it is taking up and this is one of the best ways to gauge how much space you may require to host your website. In this manner, you can provide an approximate idea to your web hosting provider and take a plan that matches with your requirements and budget. This particular step works well with people who are hosting their website for the first time or launching a more personal website.
But if the site is considerably big and belongs to a small or a mid-size company, then it is important to take more disk space. In such a scenario it would be a good idea to consult your web hosting provider who would give you a fair estimation of the amount of space your website may need. Ideally, you need to ensure the disk space is not less than 50 MB because a typical web hosting package also includes email accounts and the space for storing database.