Most people would agree — living in a house full of accumulated debris and unnecessary objects can create a chaotic environment, and even cause health problems. This scenario is easily applicable to your website, too. You can think of your hosting environment as the home where your website lives.
It’s extremely easy for hosting accounts to get cluttered with plugins, themes, test scripts, and unused files. Unfortunately, this can not only slow down your website’s performance but also leave it open to infection.