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    OS disk space, included or not

    I noticed that some deda sellers include the size of the OS (Red Hat or others) in the disk capacity - 500Mb out of 2Gb! Also I would like to know about the disk space allocated to POP3 mail boxes on the server.

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    I'm not exactrly sure I follow what you are asking. If you are talking about a dedicated server, yes, the operating system is part of the allocated disk space, but you don't really have a quota, you have access to the entire disk, so the OS install is usually irrelevant.

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    That's it! I was referring to Dedicated servers. But 500Mb out of 5Gb doesn't seem to be a lot for you? Anyway I was just asking. I assume that Shared Plans do not take the OS into consideration however.

    And what about POP-3? If you have 1000 users and 3Mo per Mailbox, then U have 3Gb space, am I right?

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    First, 5Gigs, seems awfully small for a dedicated server. Most companies are offering 20+ Gigs. But no, an OS that takes up 500 megs of space is not unusual.

    You are correct shared account do not take the OS into account as part of the quota.

    As far as the pop3 boxes go, remember that quota is a maximum value. 3 Megs of space is not "set aside" for each pop user, instead each pop user can pull up to 3 megs from the available space on an as-needed basis. If the pop3 box empty then the disk space is ekpt for general usage. It is very unlikely that all 1000 pop3 users will use all 3 megs at the same time.

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