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Why I only got 490 MB of RAM from my 512 MB VPS?

November 25, 2013 2.1k views
I got only 490 MB RAM of my VPS. # free -m total used free shared buf Mem: 490 277 212 0 But I thought I am using 512 MB VPS. From my experience in other VPS provider, I can get full 512 MB RAM, please tell me where is the 22 MB RAM? # free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 512 216 295 0 0 0
6 Answers
Where in the DigitalOcean documentation/promotional materials did you read that you get 512MB of free memory?
Your droplet has 512MB assigned however 22MB of that is reserved by the droplet's kernel.
@Pablo
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cu5z8vcj75d0klq/%E8%9E%A2%E5%B9%95%E6%88%AA%E5%9C%96%202013-11-26%2022.58.08.png

Didn't you read the pricing page of DigitalOcean?
512MB Memory
1 Core
20GB SSD Disk
1TB Transfer
I guess when I read the graphic you linked to, I interpreted it as stating that for $5/mo., I could purchase a VPS with an allocated 512MB of RAM.
@Pablo

Agreed. I interpreted it the same as you. Nowhere does it say FREE so I assume ALLOCATED.
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