My websites are currently hosted on a Debian non LVM VPS in the /dev/vda1 partition in /var/www directory.
The root partition /dev/vda1 on my VPS is for 99% full. The home/ partition on /dev/vda6 however shows only 8% disk usage.
Resizing the /dev/vda1 partition and shrinking /dev/vda6 is to risky in my opinion, certainly when it concerns non-LVM partitions I think.
So I tried to think 'out of the box' on a workaround and copied all my websites verbatim to /home/user/web. I configured the webserver (cq Lighttpd) to point to the new location and restarted the webserver.
All is working fine, no problems arose for the last days.
I know that /home/user/web/ is not a ideal place to store websites, at least no one will encourage such a configuration I think.
My question is: Why is /home/user/web not an ideal web-root?