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Partition Recommendations

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by chrisl@, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. chrisl@

    chrisl@ Guest


    Wondering if anyone has partition recommendations for a Fedora install. Really what I am looking for is where the bulk of the data for plesk will be. What is the directory structure for user content webroot, db, etc so I can make this the largest partition. I have not done a plesk install before so looking for suggestions.

  2. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    With Plesk 7.5.3 and earlier it defaults to using


    With 7.5.4 on fresh OS (newer distros) it defaults to


    Upgrades to 7.5.4 usually will be the /home/httpd/vhosts/....
  3. chrisl@

    chrisl@ Guest

    thanks that is what I needed, this is a totally fresh install.
  4. dahamsta

    dahamsta Guest

    Didn't know that. Was there a particular reason for changing do we know?
  5. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    There was a heated post some weeks ago about this issue. It comes down to Plesk adhering to FHS = Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

    Regardless, you can change the vhost path in /etc/psa/psa.conf:

    # Virtual hosts directory
    HTTPD_VHOSTS_D /home/httpd/vhosts

    for new OS installs if you don't want to have it in /var/www/vhosts.

    For more on this topic, see pages 4,5, 6 at

    http://forum.plesk.com/showthread.p...perpage=15&highlight=file system&pagenumber=4

    As to recommendations for partitions:

    I and many people just do:

    /tmp (optional)

    where '/' is the largest amount possible, /boot is the smallest for the distro needs

    /tmp being separate is always in debate, making it no exec is one thing, but not really a strong protection for the server. Kernel hardening and other methods/configs will do you much better.