GVCS Server Requirements

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2018 Status

As of 2018, this is out of date. Please see OSE Server

Shared Server

As of Feb 16, 2011 - we are on Dreamhost

  • Perhaps 200 Mhz CPU if shared
  • memory - how much memory Apache server is using?

Our Resource Needs


  1. RAM
  2. CPU
  3. Bandwidth
  4. Storage

Current values:

  • CPU: 44 hours of monthly CPU time (88 minutes daily)
  • Bandwidth: 38 GB monthly (1.25 GB daily)
  • Storage: 4.5 GB
    • 2.5 GB openfarmtech.org site
    • 1.6 GB mbackup
    • 300 MB Apache logs

Database (as of Feb. 2011):

Disk Usage  	Connects  	Queries  	(Conueries)  	(Ratio)
287.547 MB  	1,257,872  	9,717,109  	41.16 MCn       0.309
308.277 MB  	259,525  	11,995,476  	18.48 MCn  	1.849
Other DBs
60 MB

Apache statistics:

Analyzed requests from Tue, Feb 01 2011 at 12:22 AM to Sun, Feb 27 2011 at 1:00 AM (26.03 days).

Figures in parentheses refer to the 7-day period ending Feb 27 2011 at 3:51 AM.

Successful requests: 3,830,340 (675,627)
Average successful requests per day: 147,171 (96,518)
Successful requests for pages: 1,404,926 (298,420)
Average successful requests for pages per day: 53,980 (42,631)
Failed requests: 60,148 (1,125) (Failure ratio: 1.6 %)
Average failed requests per day: 2,311
Redirected requests: 1,151,027 (64,695) (30%)
Distinct files requested: 129,019 (11,967)
Distinct hosts served: 61,555 (2,957)
Corrupt logfile lines: 4
Data transferred: 32.55 gigabytes (5.74 gigabytes)
Average data transferred per day: 1.25 gigabytes (839.54 megabytes) 

Suggested values:

  • 1024 MB Memory
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 40 GB monthly bandwidth
  • 8 GB storage


See Top 10 cloud VPS providers

Dreamhost VPS

With unlimited storage and bandwidth:

  • 300 MB RAM: $15 / m
  • 600 MB RAM: $30 / m
  • 1GB RAM: $50 / m


A plan with 1024 MB of RAM will be available for less than $30 per month depending on your other resource choices. We will soon make available to you a form that allows you to create your own custom cloud plan. You can choose the resources and see the price of your custom plan. We expect to launch soon, within a few days.

  • Storage, bandwidth, memory and processor speed can all be configured individually

Virtual Machine in the Cloud - main.openfarmtech.org (03/03/2011 - 04/02/2011)

  • Price (monthly): $22.94
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • CPU Cores: 1
  • CPU Priority: 20
  • CPU Shares: 20
  • Primary Disk: 8 GB
  • Data Transfer: 50 GB
  • Port Speed: 10 Mbps
  • IP Addresses: 1
  • OS Templates: CentOS 5.5 x64 LAMP, Control Panel (eApps)


768 MB DDR3 RAM; 50 GB RAID-10 Storage; 500 GB Bandwidth; Fully Managed VPS; Equal Share CPU; cPanel/WHM Available; FREE VPS Control Panel; FREE $9.50 eNom Account; FREE cPanel Migrations; 24/7 N. American Support; $39 per month


Rackspace vs. Amazon EC2: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloud_hosting_products/servers/compare/ 1024 MB RAM; 40 GB storage; $43.80/mo


1.2GHz; RAM 752MB; Storage 20GB; Bandwidth 500GB; $38 Monthly


Webair Managed Cloud Servers

With our Managed Cloud Server Solutions - You receive the full amount of allocated memory, CPU, network i/o, etc that you are paying for. Unlike a traditional VPS (virtual private server), the WEBAIR MANAGED CLOUD SERVER SOLUTIONS offer truly dedicated and protected resources. Additionally, you now have the as the ability for your CPU allocation to burst when there are free CPU cycles on the host machine or when it is heavily underutilized. So often you end up with far more CPU allocation than what you are paying for!

  • Please note, all server packages below can be designed to suit your needs.
  • Contact Us to customize any server configuration, or if you have any questions about our Cloud Server hosting services.

512 MB RAM; Dedicated 2.0Ghz CPU Core; 20GB Disk; Virtual disk on redundant Cloud Storage with snapshots; 3 IP Address; 400 Gigabyte Transfer ($.30/Gigabyte over); Free Setup; $39 Monthly

Amazon EC2

Fred and Ted Solution

See Also


CiviCRM Hosting

CiviCRM recommends using 128 MB as memory limit for PHP


What does 2020Media offer?

2020Media is a well established (founded in 1999), UK based, web hosting company. We specialise in offering hosting support for open source applications like CiviCRM (and it's parent framework Drupal or Joomla). This means rather than just getting an off the shelf install of CiviCRM without any support, 2020Media offers a customised install of the software, setup and initial configuration all free of charge with any hosting plan. We take time to understand what our clients wants from CiviCRM and advise on the best way of implementing their organisational goals.


CiviCRM is available free of charge, installed and working, on any of 2020Media's hosting plans. This means the monthly cost can be as low as £3.75+vat (£45+vat/year), well within the reach of almost all organisations. Because of the amount of data generated in CiviCRM, our recommended hosting plan is 'Everyday'. Pricing for Everyday is just £9.99+vat/month.

Elifarley Proposal

CoralCDN - p2p, voluntary content distribution network. Some countries disallow CorAL (Saudi Arabia, Iran), SO WE ARE CONFIGURING OUR SERVER TO GO DRECTLY TO OUR HOST, NOT CDN.