I have a Debian 6 VPS which I want to host a few sites for myself and a friend. Is it a good idea to host our own sites in our home directory such as /home/user/sites/mysite.com and creating this as a virtual host?
Would I have to let the www-data account be also part of the 'users' group so that it'll be able to execute/create directories for example for wordpress?
Or would you recommend that instead we host the sites out of /var/www/?
Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated as I am eger to learn a simple/effective way to achieve this.