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    What do you do with a 32MB VPS?

    raindog308raindog308 Moderator
    edited March 2012 in General

    I noticed that @kujoe has a 32MB OvZ VPS:

    http://www.securedragon.net/index.php?p=openvz

    I'm curious what people do with that - 32/64 (so yeah, really 64), 2GB disk, 100GB bandwidth. OvZ so Linux only.

    I've done lots of things with the stereotypical 128MB LEB. I know the famous article talks about static sites on a 64MB VPS...though I don't know if that was 64/128 or 32/64:

    http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/yes-you-can-run-18-static-sites-on-a-64mb-link-1-vps/

    I'm very tempted to get one just to play around with...but suspect it'll just be one of those fun geek-out time sinks. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    • Well,

      • running a small site
      • running an OpenVPN
    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider
      edited March 2012

      From what I've seen, the majority of our clients that have them use them for DNS, VPNs, testing scripts, and learning (the beauty of linux is you only need about 12MB to play around with command line for most distros). I personally use only our 32MB plans for my personal use because I love seeing how "lean" I can run my Linux. It's a mindset I think because as it stands right now the most powerful CPU I'll ever own for personal use is an Atom.

      I was able to get XFCE4 and VNC installed on our 32MB plan but Chrome will not run on it (although I'm sure there are much lighter browsers out there).

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    • KuroKuro Member

      I'm not sure about the older OpenVZ memory accounting, but with the RHEL6 OpenVZ kernel's memory accounting it is possible to run NGINX + PHP5 + MySQLd + WordPress in under 32MB RAM. With enough left over for a small PHP5-APC cache :)

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    • @KuJoe said: It's a mindset I think because as it stands right now the most powerful CPU I'll ever own for personal use is an Atom.

      The sad thing is my computer has about the processing power of an atom. Surprisingly I'm ok with it.

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    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      An Atom will do pretty much anything you want it to do except gaming. I ditched my laptops/desktops for netbooks years ago and they're my primary system. I'm currently using Windows 7 because I haven't got around to finding a new Linux distro since I gave up on Arch but I as long as I can use Grooveshark, Photoshop, WAMP, and at least 2 instances of VMWare Player at the same time I'm happy. :)

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    • @KuJoe said: Grooveshark,

      Freaking slow

      @KuJoe said: and at least 2 instances of VMWare Player

      Dafuq! Virtualizing what? More Windows? :S

      (Atom single core user here)

    • SashiSashi Member

      As said above, you could do DNS, Static webpages with nginx.. PHP is possible as well :)

    • I succumbed to the temptation...the lean/mean fun challenge was too much to resist :-)

      Plus, SD is a class act.

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    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @yomero said: Dafuq! Virtualizing what? More Windows?

      I use Fedora (GUI), Debian (CLI), Arch Linux (CLI), Puppy Linux (GUI), and Damn Small Linux (GUI). I usually have 2 Fedora instances going or 1 Fedora and 1 Arch Linux.

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    • @KuJoe said: I use Fedora (GUI), Debian (CLI), Arch Linux (CLI), Puppy Linux (GUI), and Damn Small Linux (GUI). I usually have 2 Fedora instances going or 1 Fedora and 1 Arch Linux.

      Damn, that probably slams the CPU very hard :S
      But probably you have dual core processors u_u

    • @yomero said: Damn, that probably slams the CPU very hard :S

      But probably you have dual core processors u_u

      That netbook must be really hot. You can warm up pizza on top of it

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    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @yomero said: Damn, that probably slams the CPU very hard :S

      But probably you have dual core processors u_u

      I do have one of the dual core Atoms but the tests I run aren't very CPU intensive (at least not as intensive as when I used to do video editing).

      @NanoG6 said: That netbook must be really hot. You can warm up pizza on top of it

      Cooling pads are a must for anything that isn't a desktop IMO. Even though I disabled one of the fans on my current cooling pad because it was to loud. :D

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    • Wow @KuJoe, I'm surprised you actually get that much work done from that little thing, how much Ram does it have?

    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @Jeffrey said: how much Ram does it have?

      2GB DDR3, had to upgrade from 1GB because of the VMs.

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    • I have an atom-based mini-notebook and run 64-bit Windows Server and SQL Server on it. It's not blazing fast, but works fine as a personal lab. 2 CPU @ 2 threads per CPU, 2GB RAM. Acer Aspire 257/Atom N570.

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    • well on my 32MB VPS i'm running mocks socks5 server, teamspeak 3 server, apache, dropbox to sync the apps across other servers and my laptop for easily changing config files.

      and just now I'm trying to add mysql and php.

      I've been running TS3 + Mocks + Dropbox for about 3 month with no problem, personal use, tested 4 users loading 4 pages same time + about 10 users on teamspeak server + dropbox always running about 900MB of dropbox data.

      ~# pstree
      init-+-apache2-+-apache2
      | -apache2---26*[{apache2}] |-cron |-dropbox---18*[{dropbox}] |-kthreadd/1184---khelper/1184 |-mocks |-sshd-+-sshd---bash---pstree | |-sshd---sftp-server | -sshd---bash---top
      |-startpar
      |-syslog-ng---syslog-ng
      `-xinetd

    • I use my 32mb VPS to troubleshoot infinite yum update errors

    • 32 MB VPS, I've been using one VPS like that to make some money, seriously, a big amount of money.
      I only use 32 MB VPS for developing a simple website (most of them written in HTML) for some small corporation, and we all know that some corporation never want to be so busy only for updating their website for just a small changes (picture, company profile, etc), so using some CMS is out of their focus.
      So I only sell a simple website with some website management service, and yeah, 32 MB RAM is more than enough. :D

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    • I'd get a refund

    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @gubbyte said: I'd get a refund

      LoL, that would be a ton of refunds. :X

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    • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

      How do you get enough IP? It is so expensive!

    • @shovenose said: How do you get enough IP? It is so expensive!

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    • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

      Good point. Then I guess it's possible ;)

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    • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

      blite!

    • KeithKeith Member
      edited January 2013

      I've installed apache2, php5-fpm, mysql, postix & tinc on my 32MB vps from Ipxcore.

    • Here I thought I was dated with my core2duo but you guys are really lowend!! I don't think I can ever get by with an atom as my main machine!!

    • @earl said: I don't think I can ever get by with an atom as my main machine!!

      I have an AMD E-450 as my main machine, AMD's rough equivalent with built in 3d accelerator. I can play 3d games up to Team Fortress 2 or so, and pretty much any 2d game without problem.

    • @Damian said: I have an AMD E-450 as my main machine

      Have not tried an AMD but I have a netbook with a dual core atom, it just sits in the closet cause it's too darn slow! I actually had to uninstall avast antivirus to something lighter as that was just bogging down the netbook too much..

      Maybe If I installed linux it could be different but with windows it's just too slow..

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    • @earl said: avast antivirus

      I use MS security essentials for my netbook. Is slow at the boot, but has a low RAM consumption and generally doesn't abuse the CPU.

    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @yomero said: I use MS security essentials for my netbook.

      ClamWin FTW! :)

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    • shovenoseshovenose Member, Provider

      Avast! is great and does not slow my computer. Then again this laptop has 8GB of RAM, a Quad Core CPU, and an SSD :P

    • This is incredible. You genuinely have to be insane to run anything in production using a 32MB VPS. This is just the lowest end.

      Can someone please kindly explain why this is even a thing? Seriously, 128MB VPS are as cheap as it is, so I don't think price is the reason; the only reason I can think of is that these people are trying to be special snowflakes by disabling fucking everything in their config just to be pretentious and show off.

    • @gubbyte said: Can someone please kindly explain why this is even a thing?

      Start at the beginning of the thread. Some people would rather pay less for less resources, than pay more for resources that they aren't going to use.

    • earlearl Member
      edited January 2013

      @yomero said: I use MS security essentials for my netbook. Is slow at the boot, but has a low RAM consumption and generally doesn't abuse the CPU.

      "MS security essentials" is that the free antivirus from Microsoft? I think that's what I ended up installing and your right it's great on the netbook with win7.. I tried installing this on a XP machine but unfortunately it did not feel as lite as it did on win 7.

      Another antivirus I found to be low on resources was Eset Nod32, but it's not free!

    • Just Running Shoutcast or Icecast. I thinks it's enough.

    • @Damian said: Start at the beginning of the thread. Some people would rather pay less for less resources, than pay more for resources that they aren't going to use.

      Yeah, but we're not talking huge sums of money. $11 from serverdragon for 32MB vs. $15 from buyvm for 128 (as an example). I suppose for some, $4/year (about a penny a day!) makes a difference, depending on where you are in the world, if you're a student, etc.

      @gubbyte said: the only reason I can think of is that these people are trying to be special snowflakes by disabling fucking everything in their config just to be pretentious and show off.

      I disable most things even if I'm on a 4GB VM because I was always taught that's good practice.

      The main reason to have a 32MB VPS these days is the geeky challenge/fun of it. No showing off required.

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    • @shovenose said: Avast! is great and does not slow my computer.

      Avast constantly bugged me with warnings, alerts, popups, etc. that were all sales pitches. MSE just sits in the background, quietly doing its thing. I find it much more pleasant.

      I have a couple XP boxes still and will probably need to do something once XP is officially decomm'd because Microsoft will probably cut off MSE support for it at that point.

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    • @raindog308 said: Yeah, but we're not talking huge sums of money. $11 from serverdragon for 32MB vs. $15 from buyvm for 128 (as an example). I suppose for some, $4/year (about a penny a day!) makes a difference, depending on where you are in the world, if you're a student, etc.

      It is about the idea.

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    • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

      @KuJoe said: ClamWin FTW! :)

      does it have a realtime scanner? las time i checked, the one that worked with it was something about a moon, and it was slow as hell

    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @netomx said: does it have a realtime scanner?

      There is a plugin, but I hate realtime file scanners because they use resources. It's got an e-mail scanner and scheduler, what more do you need?

      I run ClamAV on our cPanel servers and it scans a 90GB /home/ in about 45 minutes and catches malware/JS injections on HTML so it's nice.

      I only use it to scan files I download and run a weekly scan on my network boxes to make sure somebody else didn't download something they shouldn't have.

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    • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

      @gubbyte said: Can someone please kindly explain why this is even a thing?

      Getting a dedicated IPv4 for under $1/month is a good deal these days. People buy up a handful of 32MB plans just for dedicated IPs. I honestly have no idea why our 32MB plans sell so well. Somebody requested one last year so I put 10 stock out there for those interested, after 24 hours I added some more stock based on demand and one week we sold hundreds of them. They bring in a profit so I wasn't going to stop selling them, we just removed the stock count.

      Keep in mind that location is a big deal for VPSs. You can buy up 20 128MB BuyVM VPSs for $15/year, but at the end of the day you will have 10 VPSs in NV and 10 in NY which is not very geographically diverse. Picking up $12/year VPSs in other locations has it's benefit, especially for DNS or people local to the data center (we get a lot of orders from FL because we peer with local ISPs so a VPN with less than 15ms latency comes in handy).

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    • mikhomikho Member, Provider

      I got the idea on irc today to do bitcoin mining ( only to see if it worked ) but Damian said it was against their aup/tos :(

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    • With my 32 MB Ipxcore VPS I installed VNC and was able to surf the web with no problem but trying to play flash was too much and would crash the browser..

    • RurikoRuriko Member
      edited January 2013

      if no one wants their 32mb ipxcore $6year vps I'll be happy to take it :)

    • These 32MB plans from ipxcore are gold as they no longer offer it.

    • @gubbyte said: This is incredible. You genuinely have to be insane to run anything in production using a 32MB VPS. This is just the lowest end.

      Isn't running something productive on a tiny VPS LEB is (or at least was) all about?

      Sure, I can get a 1GB+ VPS for the price of cup of coffee and have most of it sitting idle, or I can get a 32MB for the portion of that price and it will do the job equally. I must be insane.

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