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Beginner Questions ?

September 3, 2013 2.5k views
I am new to VPS. I have some questions ? 1.How many websites can I host in my VPS? 2.What Operating System will be installed by default? 3.Does the 512 MB memory affect my site load time ?
9 Answers
1. It all depends on what kind of websites you are planning to host and how many visits you have, tell us a little more
2. you can choose between Ubuntu, Debian, CentOs, Fedora & ArchLinux
3. No (Unless you are running low on memory and the server started to use swap, tell us a little more about what you want to do with the server)
a 512 vps can easily handle thousands of visits per day
> 1.How many websites can I host in my VPS?

Theoretically you can host unlimited websites per VPS.

> 2.What Operating System will be installed by default?

You choose the OS you want to install, here's a full list of the OSes we support: https://assets.digitalocean.com/oslist.png

> 3.Does the 512 MB memory affect my site load time ?

No. 512MB should handle several websites just fine depending on the webserver you install.
I am planning to host a wordpress based website. Which is better Apache server or nginx server ?
Nginx is usually faster and takes up less resources than Apache so I'd recommend going with nginx.
If I am using Internet in my VPS what would be my Download speed ?
Each droplet is on a shared 1Gbps port.
Is it possibe to compile softwares on my VPS using Ubuntu. Does it affect my site speed ?
Yes, it's possible. It might slow down your site while it's compiling though.
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