Quota Modification in WHM

Quota Modification in WHM


This interface allows you to change an account’s disk space quota. This quota specifies the maximum amount of disk space that an account can use on your server.


  • Servers that use the XFS® filesystem and run CentOS 7, CloudLinux™ 7, or Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 require additional actions for quotas to function properly:
    • WHM Interface — After you enable quotas in WHM’s Initial Setup Wizard interface and the system performs the necessary configuration changes, a button appears in the top right corner of the WHM interface. You must click this button to reboot the system. After the system reboots, a quota scan runs in the background to complete the process.
    • Command Line — Run the /scripts/fixquotas script and then reboot the server.
    • Manually via the Command Line — For instructions on how to perform the /scripts/fixquotas script’s actions manually, the Red Hat XFS  and XFS Quota Management  documentation.

    If you have enabled Quota System Administration notifications, the system sends notifications when it is ready to reboot and when the quota scan finishes and quotas are functional.

  • CloudLinux 7 updates may break quotas. For this reason, after each CloudLinux 7 update, you must run the /scripts/fixquotas script and then reboot the server.

Set appropriate quotas for each account on your server. For example, users who wish to host video content need more disk space than a user who only hosts a blog.


  • Quotas do not limit updates that a user can make to a MySQL or PostgreSQL® database.
  • Quotas that include database space only affects cPanel-related functions.
  • Processes that the system runs, such as PHP scripts that create files, can create user-owned files until the number of files reaches the quota. This is because the kernel-enforced quota is not aware of cPanel settings.

Change quotas

To assign a new quota, perform the following steps:

  1. Choose one of the following options:
    • To change a single quota, select the desired account and click Modify.
    • To view all of your users’ quotas, click Show all Accounts at the bottom of the interface.
    • To view only the accounts that belong to a specific reseller, click Show Only this Reseller’s Accounts.
  2. The bandwidth information for the selected account or accounts will display. Define the new quota for each account in the appropriate text box, in Megabytes (MB), or select Unlimited to grant the user unlimited disk space.
    • If you chose to view all of your accounts, click Show Only this Reseller’s Accounts under the username of a reseller in the list to view only that reseller’s accounts.
  3. Click Save.


If all of your accounts’ quotas incorrectly display as 0, rebuild your system’s quota files. Click the click here link or, if the interface does not display a link, use WHM’s Initial Quota Setup interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Initial Quota Setup).

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