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How much RAM do I need to turn a VPS into Proxy server?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by JuicyBlack, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. JuicyBlack

    JuicyBlack Regular Member

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    I saw that other thread about installing Squid on Ubuntu to turn that VPS IPs into proxies but I was wondering, what is the minimum amount of RAM needed to get that running and use the proxies to browse through?

    I was thinking since only ubuntu and squid will be running do I really need more than 512 of RAM to use that VPS as a proxy?
     
  2. Vinux

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    512 of ram will run Squid fine!
    I'm runing unbuntu server 8.x with LAMP using 250-350mb with Squid works fine.
    Good luck!
     
  3. adridon

    adridon Newbie

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    That totally depends on how many users you want to be able to access the proxy. If it's just yourself, then 512 MB is totally fine.

    Here's an extract from the user guide regarding memory and RAM requirements:
    So yeah, you're fine ;)
     
  4. fatboy

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    I use a 128Mb as a socks proxy and its ticks along nicely - only use SSH tunnelling though, not squid.

    64Mb was pushing it a bit though!
     
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    Yeah i would get a VPS server with 200mb+ of ram.
    Good luck.
     
  6. JuicyBlack

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    128mb? dam! lol .... I kinda want to install squid and will be using the VPS myself so there won't be other users connecting to the vps at the same time..... I'll disconnect and reconnect to the vps to use different IPs instead of paying for a proxy service.... I know its more work but I'll have more flexibility and the costs might not be that bad after all ....
     
  7. luhasr

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    hi i am using vps server with 512mb of ram. Usually this is the best for other proxy also......
     
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    are you running this from home through a vps on a separate system?
     
  9. luhasr

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    Yes so what is your point?
     
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    digitalcrew Regular Member

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    most VPS servers won't allow you to run a proxy script, so just make sure that they do.
     
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    Try starting off with a cheap vps with about 64 MB ram, and upgrade until you get what you need. Alot of people are equating ram to speed for VPS's and well it doesn't always work that way. If you are just running squid for you and a couple of people 64 MB on a OpenVZ VPSmay be fine. A good hosting provider should allow you to upgrade.

    So start at around 64 MB, and upgrade until you are not swapping.

    Realize that if the provider puts on you a VPS server that is oversubscribed, you could have a gig of ram, but still get poor performance.

    Also look vps provider that offers a good control panel.

    Rokabear tech staff
     
  12. mindmaker

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    according to my experience minimum ram for smooth proxy server is 256mb dedicated otherwise it will put load on vps which is mostly unacceptable by hosting companies :D
     
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    i got to ask guys what is squid and lamb as i have a few proxy sites and have just moved to a vps
     
  14. USProxyKing

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    Beatiful thing about FreeBSD is 128mb of ram and you can run 8 cable modems through it as a router :)