How much ram enough...?

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Hello I have social networking site on vps hosting
and guaranteed 8gb ram and please tell me that ram is enough for run social networking site or i need more, and how many visitor be online at same time.
#hosting #ram #site #vps
  • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
    monitor your server and answer your own question.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Depends upon a LOT of factors. How many customers you have... How much activity you expect to see... How many long and how much of the activities you want to store... And many more factors.

      Do you think Facebook - a popular social networking site today - can run with 8 GB RAM?
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      • Profile picture of the author maxymax
        FredJones you are right but can you give a better guess. and i don't want facebook like community
        at that time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
          Originally Posted by maxymax View Post

          FredJones you are right but can you give a better guess. and i don't want facebook like community
          at that time.
          Why not just start with what you've got, and if the site gets really popular and you need more resources, get on to your hosting provider and increase them!

          No one here can tell you what amount of ram you will need, because no one here knows what traffic you will get. Even you don't know as yet. Facebook didn't start out with the same equipment they are using now.
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          • Profile picture of the author maxymax
            Thanks for that Myles Sinclair i really appreciate your post.
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        • Profile picture of the author FredJones
          I don't know because I have not run one. So please take my response with a grain of salt.

          I would start off with the lowest investment possible when it came to RAM, subject to non-comproise in quality of user experience. If your number of users today is little (as I expect a site to start off), go for the lowest that you cannot do without, but that will be without hindering the user experience by the smallest extent possible.

          Then, as you get a feel of it, scale accordingly.

          Choose a webhost that will let you scale well. It will probably be a nightmare to migrate it later if and when the thing scales up.

          That's how I would approach this situation had I been doing it.
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