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512mb ram vps enough for a small community?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Nudaii, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    I run a small xenforo forum for a lotro kinship/guild (under 100 members on forum), the site has about 100k posts, but rarely has more than 6-7 people online at once due to timezones etc.

    would a 512mb vps be enough for this?:)
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    thanks slavik, just wanted to confirm, up till now i had always been placing it on my 2gb vps i had laying about, decided to check before migrating.
  4. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    Do you have cPanel or other control panel installed on it?
  5. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    You could probably do fine on a shared host too. "512mb vps" doesn't really give much info about the specific hosting plan though.
  6. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    i decided to use some of my linode credit and put it on a 1gb vps

    • 1
      GB RAM
    • 1
      CPU Core
    • 24
      GB SSD Storage
    • 2
      TB Transfer
    • 40
      Gbit Network In
    • 125
      Mbit Network Out
  7. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    You can run 10x bigger forum with this spec :)
  8. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    I'm running on shared server with almost 8.000 users, sometimes 100 online, over 12.000 posts. It runs well so far, but it's true I can't run all add-ons.

    I guess your VPS should be more then enough.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Not to advertise vps.net as I don't like their shared server/cloud site still on php 5.2 when I'm using them last 2013 but, with the $20 per month here: http://vps.net/products/cloud-sites it handles very fine my forum with 200-300 simultaneous members online and almost 1K guest.
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  10. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    The most important thing with low memory if for all processes to be carefully configured so that the system does not crash when it runs out of memory. This could happen due to a robot, hacking attempts, etc.

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