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I currently have a VPS for all my personal sites and ones that I 'host' for clients. It is a low level VPS (about 512 ram), but all of the sites currently on there are low traffic sites - load times are very low. Everything is going nicely...

My Question: However, I just built a Magento site (which also is low traffic) for a client and am wondering: If I host their site, will it ruin the performance of my VPS?

Magento is a slug, I just don't know how big of a slug it really is...

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There's absolutely no way for anyone to answer that based on the details given. If you can give actual traffic figures including peak usage along with a real-number estimate of size/resource consumption for the new site, then someone might be able to take a crack at it. – MDMarra Feb 9 '11 at 2:20
It's a simple question Mark - not planning a trip to the moon here... – Booski Feb 9 '11 at 2:33
Asking for peak usage and an estimate of the traffic needed for your new site along with some details about what services your server runs isn't asking you for the blueprints to a space ship. If you want a meaningful answer, you need to provide meaningful details. Without that it's all just a guess, which benefits no one. – MDMarra Feb 9 '11 at 2:45
I don't necessarily think Magneto has any particular motives against VPSes, however I would not recommend hosting it in Genosha. Just to be on the safe side. – Scott Pack Feb 9 '11 at 2:58
that comment sucked, but i gave you an upvote anyways packs. I know that Magento doesn't have anything against VPSes - but maybe it's out to get their RAM and CPU – Booski Feb 9 '11 at 3:00

Since they're all low traffic sites, why not just see how it goes? If your low-traffic sites are slow for a day or so, I doubt anyone will notice. Worst case scenario you move the Magento site to another hosting provider.

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ahh, thanks gravyface - I gave you an upvote. I'd downvote Mark, but for some reason you can't downvote comments. – Booski Feb 9 '11 at 2:51
This is what I was thinking, but I was checking to see if anyone else had experience with hosting Magento on a small VPS (in hopes that they would have some advice) – Booski Feb 9 '11 at 2:54
There was nothing wrong with Mark's comment, mtokoly -- he's looking at it as an engineering problem, and for that, you need data to test/verify. I'm looking at it a bit more anecdotally I guess: I figure you've got some static brochure sites on there and that another low-traffic database-driven/dynamic site isn't likely to bring things crashing down around you. I would turn on caching though. – gravyface Feb 9 '11 at 2:59
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