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Old 03-14-2010, 06:57 PM
jmshap jmshap is offline
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How much RAM do I need?


I am currently using a reseller package and am curious about VPS. I am managing 10 websites currently, half of which are powered by WordPress. How much RAM should I go with to run those sites, and hopefully some more in the future?

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:59 PM
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How busy are the websites? I assume you'll be running a LAMP setup, do you need a control panel?

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:11 PM
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Yeah it depends on how busy your websites. Generally with 512MB of RAM (and above), that should be enough for VPS to run 10 websites (wordpress).
Also please consider if you're using cPanel, it takes some of your memory resources (around 200 MB).

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:19 PM
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It sounds like 512-768MB would be ideal for 10 WP sites and cPanel, but again this depends on how big your sites are.

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:20 PM
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Wordpress eats resources more then you think. If there are enough plugins, .swfs etc you wont handle the websites with 512 RAM. Of course, the number of visitors is the most important here. If the websites are yours, I'll recommend you to use some cache plugin to get better.

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:54 PM
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It doesn't sound like I can afford a VPS. Thanks.

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:18 PM
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Well don't get too far ahead of yourself there - what's your budget look like?

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:07 PM
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I would like to stay around $20/month if possible.

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:21 PM
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It really depends on a few things, do you need management (are you comfortable doing the server admin, security, etc...)? How do you provide your customers with support now? With a VPS you're going to have to do it (in case your reseller provides the support). Do you need Cpanel?

If you need management it's going to be really tough to fit a managed VPS into your budget. Ditto with Cpanel (since it costs $10-15/mo on avg). If you need both a managed account and cpanel then it's not going to happen at around $20/mo.

If your reseller is doing a good job for you what's the motivation on looking for a VPS?

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:21 PM
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Can you manage the vps yourself? Do you need managed or unmanaged vps?
Do you need cpanel?

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:31 PM
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It really depends on a few things, do you need management (are you comfortable doing the server admin, security, etc...)? How do you provide your customers with support now? With a VPS you're going to have to do it (in case your reseller provides the support). Do you need Cpanel?

If you need management it's going to be really tough to fit a managed VPS into your budget. Ditto with Cpanel (since it costs $10-15/mo on avg). If you need both a managed account and cpanel then it's not going to happen at around $20/mo.

If your reseller is doing a good job for you what's the motivation on looking for a VPS?
Managed with cPanel would be nice. I figured VPS was out of my price range. It just seems that sometimes my WordPress sites are slow. I am not running very many plug-ins and am using a caching plug in. I really don't know much about the server site of hosting. I feel my current host has outstanding support but wonder if another reseller host would offer better site performance. Thanks.

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:33 AM
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With ISPmanager, it's enough 384Mb for 10WP.

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:52 AM
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You may need 1GB, depending on the plugins in use. It's really the plugins that do it.

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:56 AM
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How much activity is going on with the websites you currently have?

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:18 AM
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It might also be that other websites on the server are causing the server to run slowly.

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