Wordpress site and LEMP ram

September 14, 2014 2.2k views

Hi all, I'm new!

I would like to ask about hosting a site that currently does not have many visitors and is not heavy. If i install wordpress with LEMP, it will require 1GB of RAM or 512? What should i choose?


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  • If your site is also not complex (I mean, having plenty of complex plugins) and add proper caching then you may start with a smallest droplet (aka $5/m droplet). Using a LEMP server will be best option in my thought. try this

    And, Of course you will have option to upgrade (from 512MB to 1GB or more) your droplet anytime.

    PS: If It's a production site consider to enable backup at 20% extra cost. It will be worthy investment.

    by Justin Ellingwood
    A LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP) is a powerful set of software that can be configured to serve dynamic sites and web apps from your server. In this guide, we will discuss how to install a LEMP stack on an Ubuntu 14.04 server.
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I run my own site with wordpress on a 512 plan and have no problem. I have about 50 visitors per week and it's just fine.

Perfect thanks!! I do not know if this question is correct: How many visits can support 512 mb ram in a website of wordpress, lemp and basics plugin?
Thanks again!

  • Clocking 3.5k unique along with 6.5k page views a day on arvg..

    CentOS 6.5 x86 / zPanel / WordPress / W3TC with 512MB RAM and 512MB Swap..

    So far no crash since setup, which is around 25 days..

  • Wow, if this is not a dream, i think this is the webhosting of my dreams. I hope they keep prices and continue to improve, I have not seen anything better than this.

  • Its running for me.. So I am trying my level best to tweak everything and use as many resource friendly plugins possible to keep things running !!

  • I use LEMP on Ubuntu 14 and Wordpress and i see with "top" command that i use almost all memory, and you have zPanel! Have you seen your ram consume with "top" on terminal? Thanks!

Perfect! Any tutorial to add a proper caching?

Thank you very much.

I do "top" in terminal and i see with LEMP and Wordpress installation (without plugin&site data) on Ubuntu i use 90% of total ram.

KiB Mem: 501880 total, 484296 used, 17584 free, 13436 buffers
KiB Swap: 0 total, 0 used, 0 free. 345056 cached Mem

What can i do to optimice this? :(


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