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My site has been shutting down automatically with the message "out of memory".

  • Posted July 23, 2014

My site has been shutting down automatically with the message “out of memory”. I don’t quite get that, as we are not using a lot of memory, but maybe it’s true. I’m not finding any articles about how to increase memory. Has anyone else come upon this issue, or have any ideas of how to proceed?

Thank you!!

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Hello, all

What I would usually do if I’m getting that error on a Droplet with 1GB of RAM, is to add swap space, that way you would have some extra buffer in case that your RAM is fully exhausted.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-add-swap-space-on-ubuntu-20-04

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Add swap space (there is a tutorial for that) or move to a larger droplet.