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scars230 28th August 2010 19:51

Suggest packages to use on my VPS
 
Hi
I have the following resources in my VPS :-

CPU Cores : 1
Guranteed Memory : 256 MB
Burst Memory : 512
Bandwith : 1000 gb
OpenVZ Virtualization

Now I am a little confused on choosing the correct softwares.
My Needs are the following :-

1. Only one domain needs to be hosted on this vps
2. There should be normal things like forums, support tickets, etc.
3. E-Mail Server
4. A few miscellaneous things.
5. FTP Server
6. The web site / Domain would have approximately 500 registered users only.

I am to decide on the packages i have to use such as web server, and everything else so that i don't cross the resource limits of my vps.

Please Advice

damir 28th August 2010 22:30

Taking everything in consideration of the stuff you are going to host, i can say now that VPS is going to run out of memory really quickly.

Try to bump that memory to 1gb or 2gb.

Webserver
- Apache 2 (Needs to optimized)
- Nginx (Lightweight and easy on VPS)
- Lighttpd (Lightweight webserver)
- Php 5
- Mysql

I would go with Nginx.

Mail
- Postfix
- Amavisd-new (Spam and antivirus interface for MTA)
- Spamassassin
- Clamav

For mail, i would consider Google Apps. One less service to host and manage.

Ftp
- Pureftpd

Other stuff
- Iptables (Firewall)

If you want to you can install ISPconfig 3 to have a nice interface for your services but if you only gonna host one domain than ISPConfig3 is maybe overkill.

Good luck :)

scars230 30th August 2010 19:45

I completed everything under 100 MB ram usage :D
Under loads it would go say 2.5 times thats 250 MB well under my 512 MB burst-able limit :-)

Mark_NL 31st August 2010 08:57

Wait until you get some load on it, memory usage will rise since you got everything running on it .. trust me ;-)

I'd suggest using sftp instead of ftp if you're the only one (or only a few people) that will be going to use it.

Also, take damir's tip in consideration and use google apps to handle your e-mail, it will save you A LOT of hassle and less load/memory.

scars230 31st August 2010 12:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark_NL (Post 238050)
Wait until you get some load on it, memory usage will rise since you got everything running on it .. trust me ;-)

I'd suggest using sftp instead of ftp if you're the only one (or only a few people) that will be going to use it.

Also, take damir's tip in consideration and use google apps to handle your e-mail, it will save you A LOT of hassle and less load/memory.

I took Damir's advice and I am using google apps :-)
No FTP server installed on it . . .
Didnt see the need to it.


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