We're bringing hosting back!
07-25-2012, 06:43 PM,
#11
Smile  RE: We're bringing hosting back!
It's good to see that Niftyhost is back in the business.

I'm a bit worried about the provider of the VPS. I have made a research about the company "EaseVPS" on Google. The reviews I have found were quite old though so I think the problems that EaseVPS had back then are gone. At least I hope that everything is going to be well with EaseVPS. If something should go wrong I have a page full of providers which could be quite useful for Niftyhost (*search for more sponsors*). Is Jacob from EaseVPS here, actually? Or how have you got that deal? LEB/LET (Lowendbox/talk)?

It's a OpenVZ VPS with the kernel 2.6.18 :(. This OpenVZ-kernel is horrible and pretty old. The memory management is extremely & insanely bad. Atleast you have a decent amount of RAM. You could save a lot of memory when the VPS would have the newer OpenVZ-kernel 2.6.32 which has a great memory management. The current kernel can be very very trick and dangerous.

My ultra crappy low-end hardcore oversold free VPS with Nginx:
Code:
[email protected]:~# uname -a
Linux h1f 2.6.32-042stab055.10 #1 SMP Thu May 10 15:38:32 MSD 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
[email protected]:~# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           128         13        114          0          0          8
-/+ buffers/cache:          5        122
Swap:          640          0        640
[email protected]:~# top
top - 10:35:35 up 4 days, 13:40,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.01
Tasks:  10 total,   1 running,   9 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni,100.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:    131072k total,    13984k used,   117088k free,        0k buffers
Swap:   655360k total,        0k used,   655360k free,     8616k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
    1 root      20   0  2028  692  600 S    0  0.5   0:08.94 init
    2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd/1302
    3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper/1302
  424 root      20   0  5488  956  572 S    0  0.7   0:00.00 sshd
  452 root      20   0  2288  768  608 S    0  0.6   0:00.56 cron
  547 root      20   0  8608  800  188 S    0  0.6   0:00.00 nginx
  548 www-data  20   0  8752 1636  824 S    0  1.2   0:11.45 nginx
  964 root      20   0  8544 3004 2460 S    0  2.3   0:00.15 sshd
  968 root      20   0  2976 1624 1284 S    0  1.2   0:00.01 bash
  976 root      20   0  2328 1080  896 R    0  0.8   0:00.00 top


Only 5MB RAM used with a proper Nginx configuration (Debian 6 tweaked). But meh, take a look at how bad the VPS actually is: http://freevps.us/thread-4855.html and if you want I can show you even more magic. A nice script made by the FreeVPS staffs that runs Nginx, MySQL & PHP with PHP-FPM and uses less than 100MB RAM on a VPS/dedicated server.
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07-25-2012, 11:20 PM,
#12
RE: We're bringing hosting back!
I'm more than familiar with running in not enough RAM. This website is running on a KVM VPS with 128MB RAM.

I'd like to optimize memory usage, but the issue is that DirectAdmin requires an exact LAMP setup and I'm still not too sure how it works. I could shave a few hundred MB off here and there.

I've forwarded your suggestions to Jacob.
Hi! I'm Zach, and I founded NiftyHost. If you need anything, just PM me! :)
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07-25-2012, 11:57 PM,
#13
RE: We're bringing hosting back!
Sorry, I don't think that Jacob can do a lot :P.

He would have to upgrade the whole node (well, upgrade host OS and OpenVZ version) to get you the advantage of saving RAM.

Kernel 2.6.32 is marked as instable which is not true. It is stable as long as you don't oversell the node as hell.
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07-26-2012, 05:16 PM,
#14
RE: We're bringing hosting back!
Well, I'm happy to see NiftyHost being back :)
I remember those old time :'(
New Sig Coming soon, although this looks great!
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07-27-2012, 02:59 AM,
#15
RE: We're bringing hosting back!
(07-26-2012, 05:16 PM)pspman Wrote: Well, I'm happy to see NiftyHost being back :)
I remember those old time :'(

:')

Weep tears of joy. You should idle in IRC with us instead of just popping in and leaving before anyone can say hi. :)
Hi! I'm Zach, and I founded NiftyHost. If you need anything, just PM me! :)
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