Ubuntu10.4 Nginx + Wordpress is working only short time and found Cannot allocate memory

April 19, 2014 3.8k views
Hi I tried to install Ubuntu10.4 Nginx + Wordpress and I can load my site just only a short time and got message on Firefox browser "The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later. " Then I went back to ssh terminal and trying to check if nginx is running, I found "-bash: fork: Cannot allocate memory" and whenever I use any command, I found the same message -bash: fork: Cannot allocate memory then shortly after, It will work again, then after loading a few pages then it lost connection again. Please help I tried so many times , I followed many configurations from digital ocean but not succeed.
5 Answers
Your droplet probably run out of memory. Can you post us the results of the following commands?
free -h
ulimit -a
Hi Sianinos,

Thank you for your reply.
Here's what I found

> free -l

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1018820 860364 158456 0 34508 142884
Low: 1018820 860364 158456
High: 0 0 0
-/+ buffers/cache: 682972 335848
Swap: 0 0 0

> unlimit -a
core file size (blocks, -c) 0
data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited
scheduling priority (-e) 0
file size (blocks, -f) unlimited
pending signals (-i) 7813
max locked memory (kbytes, -l) 64
max memory size (kbytes, -m) unlimited
open files (-n) 1024
pipe size (512 bytes, -p) 8
POSIX message queues (bytes, -q) 819200
real-time priority (-r) 0
stack size (kbytes, -s) 8192
cpu time (seconds, -t) unlimited
max user processes (-u) 7813
virtual memory (kbytes, -v) unlimited
file locks (-x) unlimited
I'm just curious why I got so less memory on this line
Mem: 1018820 860364 158456 0 34508 142884

It said free memory left just 158456


Please help

What size droplet are you using? Could you describe your Wordpress set up a little? Do you have a large number of plugins installed?

You might want to consider moving to a larger droplet.
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