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I just posted this as a reply in a different thread, and now I am thinking it is actually more a question... I am sorry to spam, but here it goes:
I have a problem with my VPS, and I thought this could be the place to warn about this issue to people considering a VPS, and ask for advice at the same time.
My Hosting company is amen.es (I am starting to regret) and my VPS is a Linux machine with a MySQL database in a shared server (because the one installed on my server was too old) and Plesk 8.
So far I am developing my site and have only views and half of the core modules enabled. I don't have any traffic yet, and my site is ridiculously simple (you can have a look yourselves http://tepuidesign.com - no jokes please ;-)
However simple it is, I keep running out of memory while working on it (it is the second time that happens in less than a month). This are the two UBC parameters causing the problem (according to plesk):
- privvmpages: The size of private (or potentially private) memory allocated by an application. The memory that is always shared among different applications is not included in this resource parameter. Used 3,764,017 & limit 4,620,000 bytes
- Kmemsize: The size of unswappable kernel memory allocated for the internal kernel structures for the processes of a particular VPS. Used 35,942 & limit 39,648 pages
Is this normal that Drupal uses that much memory (or whatever it is)?
Is the problem having the database in different server?
More specs of my VPS here: http://images.amen.es/image/v5/locale_images/es/pdf/ES_ServidoresPrivado...
Thank you in advance