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Do you really need syslog?

netomxnetomx Member
edited October 2012 in General

as title, do you really need syslogd on a vps?


  • do you care your vps? :D

    Do you know Lake Toba?

  • This is heresy!!

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  • netomxnetomx Member
    edited October 2012

    This is why

    [email protected]:~# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 128 16 111 0 0 9 -/+ buffers/cache: 6 121 Swap: 128 0 128 [email protected]:~# ps ax PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND 1 ? Ss 0:00 init [2] 2 ? S 0:00 [kthreadd/20446] 3 ? S 0:00 [khelper/20446] 287 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/syslogd --no-forward 323 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start 329 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start 340 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/dropbear -d /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key -r /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key -p 2222 -W 65536 355 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/cron 412 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start 413 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/dropbear -d /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key -r /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key -p 2222 -W 65536 414 pts/0 Ss 0:00 -bash 419 pts/0 R+ 0:00 ps ax

  • Ders yer problem, you have Apache... ;')

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  • Once in a blue moon, I do, yes.

    That said, replace syslogd with syslog-ng, and replace apache2 with nginx.

    Memory issues solved.

    -- BOFH

  • @eastonch said: Apache... ;')

    @Wintereise said: replace apache2 with nginx.

    I just found easier to config apache2 than nginx in terms of php. I'm lazy, I will only serve files for myself. Just look at the ram used ;)

  • @netomx said: I just found easier to config apache2 than nginx in terms of php.

    Then use Cherokee.

  • jarjar Provider
    edited October 2012

    Don't configure nginx for php, use minstall ;)

    Easiest way out holds no shame. Only a fool purposely takes an additional step for no reason.

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  • Tuxlite script does apache or nginx with php for you too

    Check my blog for more cool *nix tips & tricks!

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