2GB / 4GB VPS License

Discussion in 'General' started by fshagan, May 26, 2013.

  1. fshagan

    fshagan New Member

    I'm wondering about the two different VPS licenses; I have an OpenVZ VPS with 2GB physical and 4GB total RAM (including burst). Not sure if I should buy the regular 2GB VPS license, or the Ultra VPS license that serves up to 8GB or a 1 core license.

    Does the VPS license "read" the 2GB actual RAM or the total RAM including the burst RAM?

    Output of top:
    top - 13:18:03 up 10 days,  8:24,  1 user,  load average: 0.21, 0.30, 0.26
    Tasks:  89 total,   1 running,  88 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    Cpu(s):  0.1%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni, 99.9%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:   4194304k total,  1733364k used,  2460940k free,        0k buffers
    Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free,   561560k cached

    Also, while my VPS load is low, I sometimes get widely varying number of connections from the netstat output. Here are various outputs of netstat -an | grep 80 | grep ESTA | wc taken over a few minutes:

          1       6      89
          4      24     356
         16      96    1424
         12      72    1068
          1       6      89
    I'm not sure how to read the output ... is the larger number in the third column the number of concurrent connections, or a cumulative total that doesn't matter?
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
  2. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    your VPS's memory is 4G:
    to my search just now, this 4G also the burstable memory. Hence should use Ultra VPS license.

    so not sure what "2GB actual RAM" means.
    just read the 1st column, so the concurrent connections is very low -- max 16 for your example output.
  3. fshagan

    fshagan New Member

    Well, I meant guaranteed RAM, which I guess in OpenVZ is not really a limitation; I thought it meant that the "burstable" RAM was more akin to disk swap space but I did a bit of reading ... based on your response, so thanks for that ... and now see that I was subject to a common misconception.

    Thanks for the clarification!

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