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    How big a difference does Ram Make?

    How big a difference does Ram Make? After 256 mb of ram I mean. Does 512 mb of ram make that much more of a difference?

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    Depends on what your doing with your VPS, I guess.
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    For an image hosting site, plus in general when should you upgrade to more RAM when your load gets over a certain amount?

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    You're mainly looking for extra CPU. I usually never use more than 3/4 of the RAM I have.

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    It totally depends on the purpose of your VPS. In our experience, for most users 256mb is enough.

    Basically every application you use uses a bit of RAM. Particularly databases use up a lot of RAM, and certain other applications to too. However as long as you don't use up 100% of your RAM, there will be no difference in performance (regardless of whether you have 256mb or 512mb of RAM).

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    You'll be okay unless you are using a database of some sort like MySQL. (e.g. messageboard/forum) If you are, you will want a lot of RAM.

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    That just depends on how large and how active the database is. Just because you would be running MySQL doesn't necessarily mean you need a lot of RAM.

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    I'd get 512 MB ram for good measure.

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