Subject Re: [firebird-support] hosting on linux questions
Author Issam Boughanmi
thanks guys for sharing this,

really appreciate .

2018-07-14 18:23 GMT+02:00 Matthias Hanft mh@... [firebird-support] <>:

Issam Boughanmi amigoface@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> 1- after some search , it seems that the recommended linux distribution for a web server is centos 7, then ubuntu .
> any feedbacks , recommendations, ideas on this please , and how it behave with firebird ?

I'm using Gentoo Linux and installed FB 3.0.2 from the usual
package manager. Besides some confusion where "firebird.msg"
should reside (the fbsql client seeks at /usr/lib/firebird,
but it was installed at /usr/share/firebird/msg), everything
was smooth.

> 2 - i am not really  a linux user , what is the best place/directory  to put the fdb databases ?

Looking at Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard# Directory_structure
I decided that something under /var should be appropriate.
On my former system, I just created /var/fbdata, but on
my current system, because /var/db already existed, I put
a folder /var/db/firebird there.

/srv, as Lester Caine already stated, seems to be a good
idea either, according to Wikipedia. (It's just that Gentoo
doesn't have /srv at all; web servers are at /var/www.)

> 3 - i have several databases for differents custumers (20 / 30 or more), can a single firebird server handle many databases correctly ?

I guess 200-300 databases aren't any problem either :-)