I recently found this cheap VPS site http://www.vpstree.com/ and signed up for the $0.99 plan. I've never used VPS hosting before, so I didn't really know what to expect, but for a buck I thought it would be worth trying out. I just wanted a system that I could use to host some simple services I enjoy: a sql server, a web server, a git server etc. I don't plan on putting much demand on the resources, I just want root access so I can tinker with things. So the one buck plann sounded really nice.
The trouble is that it only comes with 64MB of ram, burstable to something like 76MB. This has been fine for everything that I wanted, except for installing things. This wasn't enough ram to install MySQL, and I have run into several other packages which have similar issues. Sometimes I can get around this by just stopping all the services, but sometimes it still needs more memory.
I tried adding a pagefile for some more memory, even it was slow, but that doesn't appear to be allowed. I can upgrade for a few bucks to get more burstable memory, but it's only 128MB. Would this likely be enough to get some basic things installed, or should I look into a new VPS solution with more resources?