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Gary C    0
Gary C

Could you tell me the server capicity requirements to run Pagelines. My VPS crashed for the 2nd time this week after sending a Tweet out to my Twitter followers. My VPS has the following:

  • » 75 GB Disk Storage
  • » 2 TB Bandwidth Transfer
  • » 880 MB RAM

    I'm running the following plugins:

    All in One SEO Pack
    Contact Form 7
    Facebook Comments by Fat Panda
    Google Analyticator
    Googlefonts
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Pagelines Sections
    Regenerate Thumbnails
    Shareaholic | email, bookmark, share buttons

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Danny    1,327
Danny

Hi,

PageLines doesn't require a VPS to run smoothly, if your VPS is crashing, this is most likely caused by a setup problem/error. I recommend you disable all plugins and see if the crashing persists. If it does, then you will need to contact your host and ask them for assistance.


Please search our forums, before posting!

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Simon    247
Simon

you could offload images/js/css to a CDN, that would cut your HTTP requests by about 2 thirds. Also enable css filemode in the framework:

define( 'LESS_FILE_MODE', true );

Unfortunately you opted to use cpanel with a low memory VPS, so your kinda restricted to start with.

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Gary C    0
Gary C

The server crashed according to my hosting company because of a spike in page requests after I sent a Tweet out and the resulting requests on the server.

Danny - Thanks for your feedback.

Simon - Offload images/js/css to a CDN? Where would I go to enable the css filemode? Also, what would you recommend as a safe memory limit to prevent this from happening again?

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Simon    247
Simon

add that like to wp-config.php

Memory limit isn't the problem, your VPS has low memory to start with and when you get a lot of traffic the OS will start to use SWAP, and when that runs out it will lockup and reboot.

Server optimisation is an art and there is a LOT of resources and tutorials out there, including the cpanel forums.

All depends on how you have configured PHP/Apache. Also tuning mySQL for a low memory system may help.

Consider using wordpress super cache

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