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Help me Choose a VPS configuration for Proxies PLS (Options inside)

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by JuicyBlack, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. JuicyBlack

    JuicyBlack Regular Member

    Nov 27, 2008
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    Hi Guys,

    I found a hosting company that offers VPS's and they look good however I need to make sure I get the best OS/RAM to browse through these proxies. I'll be getting 20 IPs on this VPS (only I will have access to them) and I'll connect to each IP one at a time while I am browsing (no multi connection thingy) so here are my options:

    -- 256
    -- 512
    (768 gets a bit expensive so I was wondering if 256 is enough to browse through these proxies? using one proxy at a time? Also I tend to think that I won't be using a Control panel so that the RAM won't be compromised, I'll only use root access through SSH)

    Control Panel:
    -- None
    -- Cpanel
    -- Plesk
    -- Direct Admin
    (I am inclined to select none since I'll only need SSH to configure Squid, besides I think that selecting a control panel will eat up RAM if I choose the 256MB option ... so as far as I can tell, no control panel for this is needed)

    -- CentOS (4 or 5)
    -- Debian (4 or 5)
    -- Fedora (7 through 10)
    -- Ubuntu (8 or 9)
    (Since I saw a guide on how to install Squid on Ubuntu a few threads below I am inclined to go with ubuntu, I am also a bit more familiar with Ubuntu's terminal as well.... would u guys say this is the best OS choice to get squid running?)

    SSH Tool:
    -- Putty
    -- OpenSSH
    (I've used Putty on CentOS but I dont' know if It'll wok on Ubuntu or if I need to get a windows version for OpenSSH since I am using XP to connect to this Ubuntu based OS I mean if Ubuntu is the best choice of OS above)

    Thats about all I need help choosing, the RAM, whether or not I should get a cpanel (hopefully it is not needed since I have ssh), the OS in which is easier to install/config Squid and the tool to access Ubuntu through SSH

    Thanks in advance for all ur help/suggestions
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  2. nicktoast

    nicktoast Newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
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    I'd go with 256 RAM and upgrade if you need to. Test is out first. No Control Panel. CentOS (Doesn't really matter.. you're just using squid) and putty will work fine.
  3. rockinrobin

    rockinrobin Junior Member

    Mar 26, 2009
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    Centos has a very small memory footprint so I would choose it. Make sure your provider takes out everything but the teeth... LOL ;^)