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Upper limit on Linux/Apache directory items



3:24 pm on Apr 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

Is there an upper limit on the number of files and/or subdirectories on a Linux-Apache web server? What would be considered the maximum in good practice.

Thanks for any insights.


2:45 pm on Apr 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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that quantity depends on the file system rather than the operating system or server.


5:48 pm on Apr 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

It will be lamp virtual hosting with Liquidweb. I assume the file system they use is Ext2 or Ext3 (the other file systems I found seemed very special purpose and not designed for general computing). Whatever they use, it must be an industry "best practice." The fact that it will be a virtual server might also bear on this question.

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