We are setting up a new Linux server for web hosting our clients' websites and emails. We are installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux V4 and Plesk, but need some advice on how we should plan our partitions. We have asked around, and decided on the following configuration: / - 10240 mb /boot - 200 mb swap - 2048 mb /usr - 10240 mb /home - the balance (about 100 over gig) / tmp - 1024 mb /var 5251 mb The server will essentially be used for hosting websites, from simple websites to PHP/MySQL web applications. We are expecting to host around 100 websites with around 50,000 email users and traffic wise should be moderate to high traffic. We also need to take into account the requirements of Plesk, in terms of where Plesk install its files and virtual hosts. Some feedback we have gotten from others regarding the partition config above is that our /var partition may be too small for our needs (like MySQL databases, system logs and email/email logs). Some even suggest that we should allocate at least 20-30 GB for /var. Therefore, we would like to find out if we should reconsider our present configuration. We would like to be able to set up the server correctly while we are setting it up as a new server, so we don't have to reconfigure it later on if we find that it's not right for our needs.