[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Minimal, Lighttpd, Perl CGI, PHP and & MySQL with Tiny Memory

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Sat Mar 8 20:27:57 GMT 2008

Just catching up on mails.

What about SQLite instead?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Kris Douglas
Sent: 06 March 2008 17:38
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Minimal, Lighttpd, Perl CGI,PHP and &
MySQL with Tiny Memory

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Andrew Oakley <andrew at aoakley.com> wrote:
>  I've written a guide to installing Ubuntu Server, Lighttpd (an
>  alternative to the Apache web server), Perl CGI, PHP and & MySQL on a
>  machine (or virtual machine) with 64MB of memory or less.
>  http://www.aoakley.com/articles/2008-03-06-ubuntu-minimal-memory.php
>  Comments very much appreciated, in particular the MySQL config.
>  Although Ubuntu does provide a LAMP default install in Ubuntu Server
>  edition, this requires 256MB memory. In particular, Apache and
>  especially the default MySQL install are real memory hogs, and are
>  designed for reasonably heavy-use environments. I saw around 200MB RAM
>  in use with no users connected!
>  My config, in contrast, is designed for test/development environments or
>  very low-use websites, typically serving no more than 6 concurrent users
>  and only simple SQL requests. My tests under Ubuntu 6 LTS Server showed
>  less than 34MB of memory in use.
>  In particular, my config is suitable for very cheap VPS hosting accounts
>  such as vpsville.ca , tektonic.net , cheapvps.co.uk and so forth -
>  basically your own root-access Internet server for less than five quid a
>  month!

Sounds cool, but I bet there are much better replacements for MySQL,
like Postgres, which runs in quite a low mem footprint.

Kris Douglas
      Softdel Limited Hosting Services
      Web: www.softdel.net
      Mail: kris at softdel.net

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