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how much ram do I need for a dedicated server?

pk698

Active member
#1
just like the title says. planning to go with a dedicated hosting soon.

is 2gb of ram enough? or do I need 4gb?
 

rootsxrocks

Active member
#3
I am running two xenforo and a vb 4.2 plus a wp and some other random sandbox installed on one gig one core and its doing just fine, I suppose it depends on how many users you have , but you should be able to upgrade the memory when its needed.
 

=MGN=RedEagle

Well-known member
#5
I prefer to go no lower than one GB. Otherwise, there is some new script you want to try and it does not work. However, if you have thousands of visitors a day you may consider 3GB.
 

Mr. Goodie2Shoes

Well-known member
#7
I hate 3gb of ram.

Don't ask my why.

I just... can't stand the idea of 3gb of ram.

You go from 2 to 4.... thats it... 3 does not compute :D
:p

anyways,
my VPS has 1GB RAM... burstable upto 1.5GB. we get a total of 5k+ hits a day (combining all our sites)... so yeah 1 - 2GB will be enough at first... :)
 

=MGN=RedEagle

Well-known member
#8
I hate 3gb of ram.

Don't ask my why.

I just... can't stand the idea of 3gb of ram.

You go from 2 to 4.... thats it... 3 does not compute :D
Your right. Sometimes virtual or cloud dedicated carry them but it's not common. Three is kind of the perfect middle though if you can't decide on 2 or 4 :ROFLMAO:. I really never go down to those levels, however, I was running a dev server with four a few months ago and it was sooo slow.

To be honest, I am not sure why people buy 1-4 GB dedicated machines when a good shared hosting provider gives you a lot more for much less.
 

Roo

New member
#12
I use Hetzner - a dedicated server with a Xeon E1245 quad core cpu, 16gb of ecc ram, 2 x 3tb enterprise-class hard drives (in raid 1) and 10tb of bandwidth costs 69 euros a month. They have other servers as cheap as 49 euros: http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produktmatrix/rootserver-produktmatrix-ex/ If you want a control panel, cPanel is an extra 30 euros a month, or Plesk costs about 8 euros per month. They're amazingly good value, but note that the servers are unmanaged - beyond replacement of faulty hardware, you're pretty much on your own! I've only been with them a couple of months, so I'm not in a position to judge their reliability or support, but I'm very happy with the server itself.

Roo
 

=MGN=RedEagle

Well-known member
#15
just like the title says. planning to go with a dedicated hosting soon.

is 2gb of ram enough? or do I need 4gb?
Asking the kind of questions you are, I assume you will need support with your hosting. Am I right? If that is the case, I would avoid really cheap servers as they will come with bad support. Some places to try:

https://www.stormondemand.com/ - Best support in the industry
https://www.hivelocity.net/ - Good deals, good support
http://www.servint.net/v_dedicatedservers.php - The ability to scale without a reboot
http://www.dotblock.com/ - Good prices when it comes to RAM
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#19
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Jason

Well-known member
#20
I hate 3gb of ram.

Don't ask my why.

I just... can't stand the idea of 3gb of ram.

You go from 2 to 4.... thats it... 3 does not compute :D
It does sound odd, since memory is closely tied to CPU. So it makes sense to keep their size a power of two -- as multiple modules can be packed requiring minimum logic in order to switch between them (i.e., only a few bits from the end need checked (binary representation is 1000...0000 regardless of size)).

As an aside, keep in mind that the system will typically reserve around 200MB - 1GB for itself (4GB max for 32-bit).