virtfs counts against our storage quota?


New Member
Have a 15GB SSD-1 account and noticed that I'm using a total of 8GB but because of virtfs, I'm at 15+ GB. I thought virtfs were just symlinks to the original files so therefore shouldn't count against storage? Am I mistaken?


According to the /home/0_README_BEFORE_DELETING_VIRTFS file on your system, the /home/virtfs directory does not count against your disk space usage, and the generated warnings can be ignored. That is a generic cPanel file, however, so I don't know if it applies to KnownHost servers.


New Member
Thanks for responding. I read that too and was surprised to be getting quota warnings... Was told by tech support that virtfs does count against my storage and that I needed to upgrade. Latest cPanel says you can't disable virtfs, which makes any storage package bought, half of what it's actually worth due to virtfs replicating all users.


Director of Managed Services
Staff member
I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding here.

To clarify:

virtfs does use inodes.
virtfs does not use disk space.