Is it normal for a VPS to crash when it gets too many people visiting at once?
I have a vps for hosting my forum, but every day since the last 3 days I had to buy a support ticket so the host can 'restart' the vps service
Also, I often get errors like "SQL Error : 1 Can't create/write to file '/tmp/#sql_6d09_1.MYD' (Errcode: 17)"
My host tells me to upgrade to a plan with more cpu and memory, but I always assumed a vps would just go slower, or give a message like :"Not enough memory to create new thread, please wait a while and try again"
The upgraded plans do give more memory, but also come with stuff I really will never use. (E.g the next upgrade would be 15GB diskspace while I only need 800MB, 300GB datatransfer while I only need 100GB...)
If you use too much memory, it can crash. This is due to Linux overcommiting memory by default. What this means is that if an app requests for memory that's not available, then Linux will randomly choose a process to kill to fullfill that request. This is actually standard Linux behaviour believe it or not.
I've ran out of support tickets with my current host (have to buy more) so i'm looking for a new vps
I need at least 512 MB ram and burst of 2GB (seems 256MB ram with 1GB isn't enough for my forum)
1.5 GB disk space
and 100-150GB Monthly transfer
looking in the price range arround $100 / month
oh yes, I only have basic experience with linux, I know how to use ssh, how to read manuals, program, compile and install stuff, but thats about it
well sambahosting.com has two plans u might be interested in http://www.sambahosting.com (i am waiting for my paycheck to come in before i start my hosting with them.... i will write a review in a couple of weeks and then months after i get it about it though)
i had wondered about that too... so i looked through the forum's annoucements and it said they were moving datacenters.... so i think that might be whats going on... because i found a thing here: http://www.webhostingstuff.com/comme...ting-3389.html reviewing them, and it had an uptime before the move statistic sheet saying their uptime was 100% before the move... sounds like maybe DNS propagation is taking awhile or maybe their new DNS servers need to be tweaked....