What is the reason behind Droplet Size Increase?

In last 12 days, I have added not even 50MB data but the overall size of droplet increased by 1GB. The difference between Snapshot Size 12 Days before and Snapshot Today is almost +1GB. I use Serverpilot to manage my server.

In fact, it is not first time rather … with every successive snapshot I see a major increase in the size of my droplet. But the data added was much lesser in that period.

Plz, help me to understand this.

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Is it fine to delete the var/log files without causing troubles to my wordpress website?


The size of the OS image, downloaded packages, logs, etc – those all count towards the disk space that your Droplet utilizes.

For example – and this may not be the one DigitalOcean is using – the Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit ISO from Ubuntu is ~829 MB (source).

Factor in over 25 MB for WordPress (once decompressed), that much or more for plugins and various theme add-ons, and then the packages needed to run WordPress, such as Apache/NGINX, MySQL or MariaDB, and PHP/PHP-FPM, and the disk usage can easily rise above 1GB.