Disk Usage Reports – Analyze Website Or Desktop Disk Usage From Web

Today, although many hosting companies are offering huge diskspaces and there is almost no chance of using it to the limits, keeping the total size under control is pretty important for reasons like:

  • unnecessary and big-sized files can eat up bandwidth fast
  • this data needs to be backed up regularly (smaller backups will be easier and faster)
  • moving data becomes harder
  • and more..

Disk Usage Reports is a free and open source PHP application for displaying and analyzing disk usage of a website or desktop.

Disk Usage Reports

The application can collect the data with 3 different methods:

  • PHP script
  • Windows EXE
  • Linux bash script

and presents it inside a good-looking, slick interface where you can browse the folders with a tree menu and sort them by name, size or file count.

It can also show the 100 largest files which is great for easily locating the items causing the high disk usage.

The data is stored as JSON (all folders have their own JSON files) and reports are generated on the client-side (which makes the app pretty secure).