When viewing various hosting options, I never see a file count limit listed. I know they are out there because I reached my limit on a website I was hosting. I had to pay extra for additional file allocation. Not webspace, but file count.
However, when signing up (I won't say who the host is but it is a biggie), they never provided limit numbers (this was a shared plan). It wasn't until site items were coming in blank did we find the problem.
Also, I ran into this on another host, but since this one was a VPS account, they issued me more inodes for no extra cost. (I'm assuming they do the on demand thing).
I am wondering how hosts deal with this problem. I have 10+ hosted websites on 4 different hosts.
The real problem lies when you hit this unknown limit, CGI's that create files all of the sudden can't create files anymore without any warning.
Does any have any tips or experience with this? Any opinions or information is appreciated.