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My Server is hosted on HostEurope, a virtual server

uname -a prompts

Linux 2.6.18-028stab095.1 #1 SMP Mon Oct 24 20:15:15 MSD 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

They are running OpenVZ. According to the support of HostEurope, an up to date version of Virtuozzo, but reading the version history on OpenVZ, this version is old, frozen and won't be maintained any more. Who is right?

My actual problem is that I want to run a MongoDB, but I am confronted with this OpenVZ problem explained here:

Crashes reported on OpenVZ

So, what can I do? Is there any chance to solve this Out-Of-Memory issue in MongoDB on OpenVZ in this version or do I have to find an other hosting company?


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When a host says something that's clearly false after a quick Googling, it's usually time to ditch the host. – ceejayoz Apr 26 '12 at 14:42
I'd say your question is kinda strange. Obvious answers are "try first and see", "don't use OpenVZ", "don't use Mongo", "debug and patch it", etc. – poige Apr 30 '12 at 14:20
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The likely reason here is that the hosting provider is running on RHEL/CentOS 5.x under the covers - those are "stuck" permanently on the 2.6.18 kernel branch you reported, to get to something more recent they would have to upgrade to RHEL/CentOS 6.x - so while they are correct that they are on the latest version of OpenVZ for their platform, the platform is what is lagging behind.

As this comment explains, there just aren't really any good options to fix the underlying issues with OpenVZ on the older platforms.

So, either ask if they have more up to date hosts available (perhaps they are trialling 6.x on a limited basis), or yes, move elsewhere.

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