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Parallels Plesk Partitioning… Partition Guide

Hi there,

I have been using Parallels Plesk formally Plesk  (SWOSFT) since version 7.5. The software is great, I am running it on Linux and my host OS (operating system) is Cent OS 5.x.  Partitioing Plesk is very easy, by default all hosted accounts are configured in /www/var/vhosts. This is the path where websites will be hosted.

You will see that I used Logical Volumes, that way if I need to increase or decrease space for a particular partition I can. When I partition my drive(s) I will make set up the following structure: (this setup was done a 100GB Virtual Machine)

/boot     200MB
Logical Volume     Max partition size
swap     double physical memory (LVM)
/root     25000MB or 25GB (LVM)
/var      75000MB or 75GB (LVM)

Once the system is created your drive will look as follows:

[[email protected] ~]$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
24G  6.2G   17G  28% /
72G  418M   68G   1% /var
/dev/sda1             190M   12M  169M   7% /boot

If you have any questions or comments please let me know! The following link will take you to Parallels Plesk Partitioning knowledge base document Plesk Partitioning. The document is very straight forward and easy to read.