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  • What is the difference between a physical server and a VPS?

  • However, physical servers are no longer the only type of server available 鈥?there are also VPS, or ‘Virtual Private Servers’. A VPS is a virtual machine, meaning it has all the characteristics of a dedicated physical server, but can be run on a physical server with multiple other VPS.

  • How do I check memory usage on my VPS?

  • In your other window, you can run free -m. This command displays the current memory usage on your VPS and should look something like this: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 4049 3941 107 0 123 1639 -/+ buffers/cache: 2178 1870 Swap: 6165 42 6122

  • How much memory does a VPS use?

  • On a busy VPS, you’ll likely have quite a few Apache processes running. Those average around 9-11 MB of memory each. Apache and PHP processes multiply as your sites start serving more requests, so you can see that memory usage can quite easily skyrocket if you begin to receive a lot of traffic.

  • What is the difference between physical and virtual memory?

  • Physical memory is faster than virtual memory. One other difference between physical and virtual memory is that the physical memory uses the swapping technique while the virtual memory uses paging. Physical memory is limited to the size of the RAM chip; however, virtual memory is limited by the size of the hard disk.