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2. To determine your total site file size, right click on root folder where your web site is housed – this will not only give you total site size but also how many files and folders are contained in your site.
3. If you use an editor, such as FrontPage, go to reports view, click on site summary and you will get a reading of total site file size. In Dreamweaver, just use method in No 2.
Prepare To Expand Your Hosting Plan You may want to add pages, graphics, features eg scripts, databases etc, to your site in future. Begin with a small hosting plan at first (even 5mb is enough to start out with), and then expand it as you add new features.
Check with your web host, if you can easily upgrade your hosting plan as you grow your site. You don't want to go through hassle of changing hosts every few months.
Once you have determined your total site file size, check what hosting plan you have purchased and how much disc space has been allocated for your site. If you are only using 3mb of disc space but are paying for 100mb, then you may want to switch hosting plans and save yourself a ton of money each year.
Herman Drost is a Certified Internet Webmaster(CIW) owner and author of iSiteBuild.com Low Cost Hosting, Site Design and Promotion (http://www.isitebuild.com/sitehosting.htm)