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Ram

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by troymc, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. troymc

    troymc Guest

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    I currently have a 1and1 box with 512MB of ram. It is always at or above 96% usage. My question is do I need to upgrade or is this normal for Plesk to report ram usage this high? I got this box when they were cheap. I got a 2.4 ghz proc with 512 mb ram and 40 gb hard drive for $70/month and if I upgrade I will have to pay $140/month for 2.4 ghz, 1 gb of ram, and an 80 gb hard drive. I am not close to filling up the hard drive and would hate to double my price for essecially more ram.
     
  2. prodius

    prodius Guest

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    512 Isn't much, but enough for smaller setups. The memory usage isn't something to worry about, linux/unix always use whatever is available. They think: it's there, why don't we use it. When another process needs the ram they free it immediately.

    This is our output from the top cmd (2 Gb ram):
    Mem: 360M Active, 835M Inact, 200M Wired, 63M Cache, 112M Buf, 549M Free

    As you can see, 1,5 is in use, but only 360 Mb is active.
     
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