What's hitting my daily io limit?



Account keeps getting suspended due to reaching io limit

I only have a one page WordPress site. My site has very little traffic. I have no backup plugins, no videos, and my site is protected via CloudFlare. The themes and plugins I use are official ones from WordPress.org.

What’s causing it to hit the daily io limit?

Hi and welcome to the forum

The IO limit is based on how much storage bandwidth your account uses. If you read and write many (large) files from your account, this generates high IO usage. Normally, IO usage is throttled to prevent a few big accounts from hogging all the storage read/write capacity, but accounts that consistently overuse the storage are suspended for 24 hours.

Amount of MB per second the scripts of your account are reading and writing from the underlying storage. If you have scripts that continuously read or write many files, or big files, on your account, that would lead to high IO usage

It could be Malware, all the way to some plugin, cron, etc.

Unfortunately, we cannot give you the exact cause


I have a tip:
In your php.ini file (or via cPanel), change the max upload size to a desirable value.
Then, you might not hit that limit as often

No such option in free hosting…


Try this:

ini_set('upload_max_filesize', '10M');

This 10Mb upload limit is already in place for all free hosting accounts.


Oh, oops I just gave a example limit

It won’t work either, If want me to prove:

ini_set('upload_max_filesize', '6969M');
echo "upload_max_filesize is :".ini_get('upload_max_filesize');

Oh ok…

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