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Explain disk space more clearly in Update Preferences

cPanelJared shared this idea 8 years ago
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In Home » Server Configuration » Update Preferences, in the "Staging Directory" section, partitions are listed and then this note follows:

"Note: All disk sizes are in Kibibytes, Mebibytes, or Gibibytes."

While that is technically accurate, those terms are not commonly used, especially by the casual computer user or the server administrator who does not have an in-depth knowledge of Linux. I had never heard of those terms myself, until a colleague gave me a Wikipedia link. This could be especially confusing to a server administrator who is just starting his business, or a user who does not speak English as a first language.

I suggest one, or some combination of, the following improvements:

1). Include an explanation, possibly in a [?] link that can expand and contract, that explains the difference between kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes, and their kibibyte, mebibyte and gibibyte counterparts, or;

2). Include a link to documentation that explains the difference in detail, if it is impractical to include it to the interface, or;

3.) Include both sets of values, or an option to switch between them. It is a simple conversion, so it would not be difficult to make the interface present the information using whichever unit is more familiar and comfortable for the user.

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