Understanding Linux File System Quotas – Installation and Setup

“When you are running your own web hosting, it is important to
monitor how much space is being used by each user. This is not a
simple task to be done manually since one of the users or group
could fill up the whole hard disk, preventing others from availing
any space. Therefore, it is important to allow each user or group
their own hard disk space called quota and locking them out from
using more than what is allotted.

The system administrator sets a limit or a disk quota to
restrict certain aspects of the file system usage on a Linux
operating system.

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