I am just about to "invest" in a cheap Windows 2008 VPS ($30 per month!) which comes with 1GB.
Before I do that I thought I would ask if its realistic to expect a usable server with only 1GB of RAM?
I intend to use it for light development/prototyping work which means 5-10 small websites running on IIS 7 + .NET 3.5 + SQL 2008 Express. If any of my ideas take off I will be upgrading the RAM of course, but I am just curious whether the server would be crippled or unbearably slow with only 1GB etc.
I suppose having SQL on the same server may be the biggest problem...
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that its 64-bit windows if that makes much of a difference to memory requirements. Apparently its also Enterprise edition (perhaps I should disable some features on this edition?)