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300MB of memory is good enough?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by sanio, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hi there Pro's,
    I just signed up for a Dreamhost vps trial account for the minimum pack which offer 300MB RAM and unlimited TerraByte of traffic for $15/month.
    They also offer extremely cheap SSL certificate for the account ($15). I am not really sure what to think of it cause other hosts offer maximum a pro or business shared hosting in this price range. I am thinking maybe the 300MB RAM is too law but I have no clue since just had shared accounts before. Will I face errors and other problems with traffic increase? Anyone knows for what is good that 300MB and what to expect?

    Thanks in advance!
    SEMrush
     
    sanio, Dec 3, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you're trying to do and what you're trying to run. 300mb isn't very much. Also, $15/mo. is extremely expensive for that VPS. You should be able to get a 256mb VPS for around $5 from reputable companies, and 512mb for around $10. Try Namecheap for SSL certificates. They are cheaper.
     
    WSWD, Dec 3, 2012 IP
  3. sanio

    sanio Greenhorn

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    OK thx I checked Namecheap they are cheap on SSL for sure but I can't find host that cheap as you say!
     
    sanio, Dec 3, 2012 IP
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    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    If you do not use something like cPanel, this may be enough. But it depends on the applications, web sites that you are running. Just monitor your VPS and decide by yourself.
     
    dumindushalika, Dec 3, 2012 IP
  5. PromptSpace-Kushal

    PromptSpace-Kushal Member

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    You should really let us know what would you like to do with it
     
    PromptSpace-Kushal, Dec 4, 2012 IP
  6. bebuddy

    bebuddy Peon

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    i think vps plan is just shit...
    once i buy vps paln of 1gb memory and after 50 online user my site get down.
    i contact host and they say the cpanel and other software use 700mb or memory and only 300 is available to you..

    so host are just try that the custmomer will buy high package
     
    bebuddy, Dec 9, 2012 IP
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    supermance Active Member

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    itsn't enough, now it work but if you have > 1000 UV/day itsnot enough..:)
     
    supermance, Dec 9, 2012 IP
  8. alkapon

    alkapon Greenhorn

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    I think 300 mb is low ram for vps
    min ram for vps 512 mb needed
     
    alkapon, Dec 9, 2012 IP
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    matt_62 Notable Member

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    its enough ram for a small vps, and you can easily monitor your usage and always increase it if you need to.

    $15 is a little pricey but depends on the quality. sshvm.com offers low end virtual machines -> i have used them before and highly recommend them, ($2 per month for 128ram)
    I assure you 128 ram is enough for a few sites that have low traffic stats. While its $2 a month for that vps, yours MIGHT be worth the extra if its fully managed, on a decent raid setup, and offers automated backups. (so cheaper is not always better, and high priced might actually be worth it).

    For 128 ram -> 512 ram, the best control panel to use is kloxo. its like a retarded version of cpanel, but its easy enough to use. When i had my kloxo server, the ram was usage was always under 100mb.
    If you use cpanel, while 512ram is 'minimum' to get going, to be brutally honest i really recommend at least 700+ ram for cpanel.
     
    matt_62, Dec 9, 2012 IP
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    HostRush Active Member Premium Member

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    I would go with a minimum of 644 Megs
     
    HostRush, Dec 17, 2012 IP
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    davehenrie Greenhorn

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    Depends on your website and what you plan to do with it. There are many better plans out there. Do a proper research.
     
    davehenrie, Jan 1, 2013 IP
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    phxadam Active Member

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    What software will your sites be running? 300MB is okay for static sites, maybe a couple dynamic ones. But will not suffice if you plan on hosting several WordPress sites.
     
    phxadam, Jan 20, 2013 IP
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    Andy Lippis Member

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    I agree with what phxadam said. Also with the $5 VPS id say WSWD would be selling them for that price since he suggested it and its in hes signature that he sells VPS.
     
    Andy Lippis, Jan 21, 2013 IP
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    Readymakers-sales Peon

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    I think it's possible to find cheaper offers.
     
    Readymakers-sales, Jan 22, 2013 IP
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    I've been using dreamhost VPS for about 2 years now, I now receive about 14k daily visits everyday. I had started with 300mb guaranteed memory and I never had to change the plan, because I use cache plugin to cache my website pages. Just remember red line in your memory graph is actual memory usage, not the other yellow ones. So as long as red line is under 300 mb, you should be good. Don't worry about sudden hikes sometimes, as your server will reboot automatically.
     
    love_bug, Jul 18, 2014 IP
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    Shoriful Islam Shanto Active Member

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    its not much try minimum 512.
     
    Shoriful Islam Shanto, Jul 18, 2014 IP
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    Helge Sverre Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    LowEndBox.com
     
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    WebHostDog Banned

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    256MB is most of the time sufficient for PHP scripts to run. Of course if you have a chance an budget get a hosting which has 1GB RAM.
     
    WebHostDog, Jul 31, 2014 IP