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How much resources (CPU and RAM) do scrapebox or gscraper need?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by brianx, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. brianx

    brianx Newbie

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    I want to buy and install scrapebox or gscraper on a VPS. Since I have not tried them before, I want to make sure if I can run them on a budget VPS.

    Is 512MB RAM enough?

    And more importantly, is the process of scraping CPU-intensive? as VPS providers care about fair usage of CPU.
     
  2. SamyanDesigns

    SamyanDesigns Registered Member

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    No Scrapebox and Gscraper both use high Ram at least 2GB.
     
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    heffleyboy Registered Member

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    Consider getting a higer tier vps. Or even better, a good value dedicated server. Theres lots of deals on webhostingtalk.

    The only thing about dedicated is you will likely need to pay for cpanel license. Also a bit more knowledge is required to setup your hosting environment than a virtual setup. But if you plan to run a decent campaign with your scrapers, its worth it.

    Vultr or Digital Ocean or Dreamhost do have VPS hosting that would meet your needs for not too much.

    I have just seen that once you cross over 40-50$ a month, if you dont mind the extra responsibility a dedicated server is best.
     
  4. dystopia

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    You're just starting out, so get to know the software first. You can even run it in a VM if your computer is powerful enough or another computer if you have one. But remember to use proxies, as you don't want google to blacklist your home IP
     
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    True Miller Junior Member

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    From my experience, Scrapebox crashed after a few hours on my laptops. With 2-4GB RAM. However, it works creamy with my 8-16GB desktops.
     
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    zoewarrior Regular Member

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    It depends on the amount of URLs scraped by scrapebox. Once it hits a few millions URLs you can start to see the CPU usage slowly increases. Currently I am using 6GB RAM and 6 cores. I can run two instances of Scrapebox. One is heavier in scraping than the other where it scrapes 20 millions URLs. You still need a good amount of RAM when you remove dups especially with a huge scrape.
     
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    I am using 4GB RAM for GSA,and which is the ideal configuration IMO.