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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:36 PM #1

Hi,

I've not used CS Cart for a few months but am planing on setting up a new site and have been looking at hosting. I prefer VPS hosting as it allows me a little more freedom and control compared to shared hosting.

From reading through a few threads it appears that the amount of memory you have available is very important for CS Cart and I have found some very interesting offers from Future Hosting.

Do you think I would notice any difference if I choose 768MB,1024MB or 1536MB?

The host has advised that all nodes have at least 4 - 8 CPUs, 8 - 32 GB RAM and Raid 10 with SA-SCSI drives for fast I/O.

Any opinions/advice greatly appreciated.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:35 PM #2

Cue Indy and the martfox sales pitch. LOL :rolleyes:

If you can afford it, I'd go with the max memory.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:41 PM #3

Thank for the reply. I've already looked at them and they can't compete on price in this case.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:31 PM #4

Your answer actually depends upon how well your VPS or dedicated server is initially setup and configured. If you attempt to use a default non-optimized configuration supplied by the host then you will be in for many issues with CS-Cart and also security. Dedicated systems are great because of the freedom they provide but, you must be willing to either invest into a professional to get it going for you or spend a great deal of time learning to do it yourself.

To more helpful: You should obtain a minimum of 1024MB dedicated RAM for a CS-Cart store and more if possible if also using a hungry control panel like Plesk or cPanel. Even if you have very little client activity.right now because many administration functions are very memory demanding especially with this latest release.
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