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    I need a VPS that has at least 128 RAM, 5G diskspace and at least 50G bandwidth... I am getting tired of slow server loads on shared hosts.
    I am looking at www.vpslink.com
    And I also have some questions about VPS:
    1. Do I need to install MySQL, PHP and Apache, along with FTP by myself or are they preinstalled?
    2. Anyone know a good guide on installing FTP on Linux servers, if so?

  • #2
    128MB of RAM isn't going to get you very far... How many simultaneous users do you have? Cookie timeout? How many plugins? Total posts, threads, and members?
    Jason Litka - Utter Ramblings

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    • #3
      It's not that many online it's just to get the heck off of shared, that's why I am just getting 128 MB.
      I am just running multiple websites on one server...that could probably be a problem/issue why the host is slow cause one causes tons of bots (Google, Yahoo, etc) to fly (not literally) to it...lol. But I doubt that. I think I made a robots.txt stopping that, resulting that I have to go to VPS or find a way better shared host with like no one on it >.<.

      Basically: It's not one site that is having issues, it's more than 5 or 6 websites, including a free forum host (ad supported), a vBulletin forum with over 110 users, increasing by one every few days..., a phpBB forum for a game I am making, etc.
      Also, isn't that what SWAP is for? I could allocate 512 MB swap...I never get past 2 GB in web server and mysql files.
      Last edited by SNN; Tue 15th May '07, 7:36pm.

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      • #4
        I'm with VPSColo.com on a virtuozzo VPS. Been with them since 2003/2004 if I recall correctly. Everything is fully managed.

        I have 256MB RAM which is fully burstable and I think the CPU is burstable too.

        Here are my sites so you can see how fast they load:

        http://www.smsmasters.co.uk/forum/index.php
        http://www.imagewire.co.uk

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