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How much memory do i need ?

seadiseadi Member
edited January 2013 in Help

Hi everyone :) I need a cheap vps to run 7+ websites with traffic (300-400 v/day total) . I thought about coding the websites in php , so i will not use mysql , to save memory . So i'll install lighttpd , php , and ftp just to control everything by a software like filezilla or something else . Which is the lightest way to do all this stuff ? What's the minimun of RAM i need ? Thanks :)

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  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    Minstall on a 256mb VPS should be plenty :), should even run on 128mb :)

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  • It should probably run on a 128mb, although it might just be worth your while to get a 256 in case you need a little more memory later. (I know I always end up needing it)

  • RobertClarkeRobertClarke Member
    edited January 2013

    512mb should be fine, it will run on less, but half a gig isn't very expensive, and should suit your needs to fine. I would recommend finding a host who makes it easy to do upgrades, as it's essential to be able to scale rapidly with a website.

    Edit: Coding in "PHP" would actually be a reason to use MySQL, wouldn't it?

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  • i think 128 will be enough, just install nginx+php5-fpm

    you don't need to install ftp, if you want to upload file with filezilla, just use sftp which is already OpenSSH feature

  • SimpleNodeSimpleNode Member, Provider

    SFTP FTW

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  • SimpleNodeSimpleNode Member, Provider

    @RobertJFClarke said: @Simplenode Edward you proved you're there, get on Skype man, I have money for you.

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  • wassapwassap Member
    edited January 2013

    if i wanna run multiple site i have to setup own nameserver on my vps right? bind9 + apache + php + mysql + ?? is this enough for 256mb?

  • @wassap said: i have to setup own nameserver on my vps

    I don't think you have to, just use some 3rd part DNS service to make A records could work.

    For the OP, if you use nginx (maybe also lighttpd, I don't have much experience with it), 256mb could be more than you need. But, as @RobertJFClarke said, 512mb would likely to be a better choice, as you'll always need more memory in the future. And I think 512mb could be just fine if you use apache httpd, too.

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  • 128 is enough. 256 for extra room if you just want to make sure.

  • @wassap said: if i wanna run multiple site i have to setup own nameserver on my vps right? bind9 + apache + php + mysql + ?? is this enough for 256mb?

    don't use apache, install nginx+php5-fpm+mysql and use shell only, 256MB will be enough

    then use 3rd party DNS service such as cloudflare.

    just my opinion

  • @arieonline said: use shell only

    yes. panel are waste of resource if tight on budget and you are the only user. SCP/FTP clients are user friendly gui anyways =)

  • @arieonline said: don't use apache, install nginx+php5-fpm+mysql and use shell only, 256MB will be enough

    then use 3rd party DNS service such as cloudflare.

    I'd go with this too. Maybe not the CloudFlare, but 256MB + nginx is plenty.

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  • wlanboywlanboy Member
    edited January 2013

    I am using an 256 MB Ram VPN to host my wordpress blog, a file based wiki and a rails application. Lighttpd + PHP + MySQL + Rails + VPN + Proxy.

           total      used      free    
     Mem:  262144     160080     102064
    

    256 MB is enough.

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