I was searching for a hosting service with unlimited inodes and I found one: IPAGE. But everywhere I read says that there is no hosting with unlimited inodes. If that is so, then how can Ipage can provide that? The customer support team is saying that it's unlimited.


Can I trust them, or are there really some limits?

  • Possible duplicate: Do web hosts really mean 'Unlimited'? Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 8:33
  • In linux, inodes is a static number. It can be increased of course, however, traditionally, there is no mechanism for doing this dynamically though it is possible. The problem with inodes is the mechanism involved with the indexing of files. Regardless of how the drives are set-up, there is always a performance hit when increasing inodes some of which can be avoided, however, never fully. I trashed a perfectly good hard-drive with too many inodes and found a significant degrade of performance past a certain point. Again, some of this can be avoided, but not fully.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 15:39
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    I suspect this is a case if reaching first line support, asking them a question they haven't got a clue about, and them giving you the answer they think you want to hear in order to make a sale.
    – Quentin
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 9:07
  • Why are you searching for unlimited inodes ? This is surely a consequence of something else so it would help to have your explanation from where do you come to need this. Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 18:29

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One host's limit is possibly lower or higher than the other, but there is always a limit. It's a file system after all.

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