Saving Disk Space on Your Server
After you host your site, you may realize that it needs more disk space as your business grows in some time. There are two options – change your hosting plan and pay something to host for more disk space, or conserve some disk space.
A few techniques that can help you save your disk space are discussed as below.
Revisit the graphics and media files
If the design of your website has many images or media files, revisit the design again and see if you can remove a few graphic files. See the use of colors in graphics, banners, flyers, advertisements and explore the possibility of reducing the number of colors.
If the images have animation or rolling text, try making it static. Review all the design and graphics carefully and note down all possibilities where changes can reduce the total size.
Revisit the files
See the file types used for graphics and content. For example, you can replace the heavy image files such as .BMP of .PNG with JPEG files which almost retain the original image quality as well. Similarly, if you have PowerPoint presentation of PDF files, see if you can compress those to ZIP files for users.
Review all the content and see if you really need all the content. There are times when some content becomes obsolete. Use services of a professional content writer to polish off the content, and reduce it if possible.
Have a backup copy of all content or images that you delete from the website. It ensures that one copy of previous version of site is always with you.