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CentOS 7 on a 512Mb Droplet ?

November 22, 2014 1.5k views

Hi!
CentOS 7 being only available in the x64 flavour, and x64 applications being known to use more RAM than x32 ones, is it safe to install it on a 512Mb droplet ? Or should I stick with CentOS 6.5 x32 ?
Will the droplet limits be reached more quickly with the CentOS 7 x64 version ?

2 comments
  • I would vote for CentOS 6.6.. Mind you 6.5 is been updated to 6.6..

    I am not expert but they say x64 is only beneficial when you have at-least more than 2GB of RAM..

    So better to stick with CentOS 6.6 x32..

  • Thx for your point of view hunky.
    Even if RHEL will never have a x32 version, I have heard that centOS may have one ... one day.
    So I am going to stick with the 6.6 x32.
    If a 7 x32 version comes out soon, I'll use it.
    And if my small app has to grow, I'll use a stronger server with a lot of RAM and the 7 x64 version.

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This question was answered by @hunky:

I would vote for CentOS 6.6.. Mind you 6.5 is been updated to 6.6..

I am not expert but they say x64 is only beneficial when you have at-least more than 2GB of RAM..

So better to stick with CentOS 6.6 x32..

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