Disk space refers to the amount of storage space allocated to a website and all associated files on a server. Basically, it’s the same as disk space on your computer’s hard drive
With 2 GB of storage, you can run a blog, business website, or even a small portfolio. Media typically consumes the most space, but you can save a lot of room by compressing your images and videos or offloading them to an external platform like Dropbox. We recommend offloading all of your larger files.
For videos, it’s wise to take advantage of dedicated platforms like YouTube and Vimeo. Those platforms can store your content for free, and load them in the background much faster than if they were stored on the same server as your website. YouTube and Vimeo create multiple, compressed copies of your videos so they can start playing a lower-quality version while the better quality is still loading. This is something that won’t happen with self-hosted videos.
The biggest issue you might encounter with only 2 GB of storage is if you’re using our free email service. Email accounts with a high volume of send/receive email that contain attachments can rapidly take up a lot of space. For these situations, we recommend using a premium email service – such as Microsoft Office – where all your emails are stored with them instead of your web server.
By implementing these best practices, 2 GB of storage will be more than enough for a typical business website that doesn’t require enough space for users to upload files on a regular basis. The occasional employee application (or similar) shouldn’t be an issue, though.