I am new to Magento. According to other sites, Magento seems to be the best open source store software. Does anyone know how much files are in the latest Magento?

My hosting provider has a limit of 20000 inodes, so I need to know if I need to upgrade my plan or not.


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out of my head, magento can easily reach 13.000 files/folders. each product image creates multiple files for caching purposes. theres also other caches. I suggets you find yourself a hosting company who knows a thing or 2 about hosting magento webshops becouse it really needs some good hosting to be able to deliver good performance. About the 20k inodes, youll reach it pretty quickly is my guess, depends on the shop ofcourse.

My answer, go look for a magento specialized hosting company to get the maximum performance out of your webshop.

  • My web store is very small, so I guess I will be fine. Thanks for answering! I won't be able to use FTP then...
    – jdtech
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 18:29
  • your call, if it's tiny i think youll be fine but watch your growth. If youre experiencing performance problems get yourself some other hosting package. the shared hosting mostly isn't the best choice becouse magento is a "big and heavy" cms.
    – FROSIT
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 18:38
  • @Joe Why can't you use FTP?
    – travisw
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 19:46
  • I'm a little curious about that one too :P
    – FROSIT
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 19:50
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    Magento clocks in at 14,391 Files, 5,377 Folders and 109MB and that's before you add themes, modules and all your image libraries. Commented Jul 18, 2015 at 2:37

use find your_magento_dir -type f | wc -l

seen here

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