Running a web server on 256 RAM

Michael Ulm michael.ulm at
Mon Mar 16 09:39:41 UTC 2009

James Matthews wrote:
> Hi,
> I am wondering if I am able to run a webserver (Apache,MySql) for my 
> wordpress blog and django site on 256 megs ram. Yes I know everything is 
> possible however I wish to upgrade from shared hosting to a VPS 
> (Slicehost or Linode I didn't decide yet....) and I am wondering if it 
> will work out.

Definitely yes. You will have to disable everything you don't need (like X),
but this is a good idea for a server anyway. You might even get away with
128 megs, but that's pushing it.



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