Why do we have a disk quota

There are two reasons that each account has a "disk quota" (limit on disk space):

  1. Since someone (Jeff Lebow) is paying for this hosting, disk space given to you, means less space for someone else! So we give each account a "quota" to keep track of the space.
  2. One way that hackers bring down a site is to fill up the disk with files until the site can't function any more. If one account has unlimited space, and that is filled up, it would take down the entire server, (which holds hundreds of websites).

If you really need a lot of space, it is probably time to consider getting your own web hosting.