I have a dedicated Win2000 Professional machine running a number of applications. The total memory usage, as reported by the Task Manager, is about 240Mb. This includes the OS, IIS and various other services. My own applications take about 100Mb. If I were to replace this dedicated machine with a VPS account on a Windows 2003 machine, how much minimum RAM would I need?
VPS vendors list Min and Max RAM for various accounts. Is the Min value required to run IIS and other OS services (and possibly the VPS software), or only the amount required for my applications?
Well..2000 vs 2003, I would be willing to wager 256 would prolly work...but knowing Windows...if you could be twice that...it would be better. I've been using Win 2003 server for a very short time...but i have seen it run on 128MB RAM..albeit slowly.
I would be careful out there, though. What you think you are getting and what you actually get are two different animals.
Virtuozzo is fine on Linux..but with Windows...I've had nothing but problems. VMware is the only way to fly...I have two 256MB RAM brutes now...and are really having a blast with them.
Virtuozzo is such a joke. Can't do this..can't do that..in one case..couldn't even add windows components or look at the registry. Vmware is the way to go...just like the real thing.
Apply SP1. Run baseline analyzer. Apply patches. Run Windows update. Configure Ipsec or/and Windows firewall. Learn to use NAT to firewall certian things. Play freecell.
Ok..well...the last one is custom. You do have to snatch freecell.exe from XP..but...hey! It works!