Work from home? Amid COVID-19 outbreak

Work from home? Amid COVID-19 outbreak

Many have to work from home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Email communication is an essential tool to communicate with your colleagues. The high demand for email usage will need resources like RAM/Memory.

During this period (until the end of March 2020), if you are facing a memory/RAM shortage issue due to this reason, we will temporarily increase your VPS/VM memory to help you until the end of May 2020. We will look at the situation should it be extended.

Please note that increasing memory/RAM to your VPS/VM requires a reboot. The free usage period of the increased memory/RAM (limited to 1~2 Gb) is subjected to approval, after our evaluation.

Please write to support@vastspace.net on this request with your affected domain and its IP address.

More RAM please?

More RAM please?

More RAM please?

This is not a difficult question, most will say the more the merrier. YES! In theory, more RAM helped to “speed” things up. The questions are what kind of applications? And by how much?

On a VPS or dedicated server, you can buy more RAM or some called it ‘memory’ somehow to improve performance but you are buying, they aren’t free. When you add RAM, do you know the limitation of the OS? The applications? Addin more RAM to a 32bit OS, might not improve the situation. Because there is a limitation on the OS.

However, if you have a database has a lot of transaction, more RAM will help. But if the database is simply serving web content and does not have much transactions or updates. Anything at 4Gb is probably enough.

Here is my point, understand the server’s performance is relatively important. Paying more to buy more RAM every month might not solve your problem. On the other hand, should you pay more to buy more RAM to get rid of the bottleneck?

Actually, it is a debatable question, on many occasions, it is the ‘feel’ that counts. Metrix on performance are usually in very detailed value like millisecond (ms). Unless the gap is big, otherwise it is difficult to tell with a pair of naked eyes. So, understand your applications. Not forgetting RAM too has different speed, a larger RAM in capacity but slower speed or a faster RAM with lesser RAM is a debatable question too. Maybe in my next discussion.