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How much disk space needed for CentOS 6 and cPanel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by houseoftech, May 19, 2014.

  1. houseoftech

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    I plan on ordering a Virtual server with CentOS 6 and cPanel and want to know if a 25GB First Disk is going to suffice for the OS and cPanel and necessary packages to run a LAMP stack. I will put the /home and other data on a second disk. This server will have 4GB RAM. What I've found so far suggests I should have a 6GB swap partition, 5GB root partition, and 300MB boot partition. cPanel installation requirements says it needs a minimum of 20GB (40GB recommended). I don't see how it would use that much. My current server, RHEL 5.2 and cPanel 11.34 only uses about 12.4GB excluding /home.
     
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    Hello :)

    Please ensure you review the following advanced partitioning guide:

    cPanel Installation - Advanced Partitioning Guide

    It's important to keep in mind that databases, emails in the queue, and most log files are not stored in the /home partition.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I guess I have very little database usage at the moment.

    Would it work well to have /boot, /usr, /tmp, and swap partitions on the 25GB disk and /var and /home on the secondary disk?
     
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    Yes, that would be a better scenario in my opinion because it leaves additional space for the /usr partition in the event your log files begin to take up significant space.

    Thank you.
     
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