I've been encountering crashes of my website fairly frequently - about 2-3 times a month ever since I moved to this hosting plan.
At this point I've been informed that the crashes happen when my VPS runs out of memory. I've started looking at my VPS from that angle, and even when it just restarts already 405 out of the available 512 MB is eaten up. Right now the support guys are telling me this is what is needed for the base OS to run properly.
Is there some optimization that can be done? I don't know if I necessarily need all the services that are currently running - for example I don't need an inbound mail server, and I haven't explicitly configured any cron jobs.
If its really the case that I only have about 100MB buffer on my VPS outside of what's just needed for the bare necessities to run - I mean - sorry to sound a little frustrated, but how is a person really supposed to run a website off of that?
I don't run game servers or video sharing or anything overly fancy - all I run are two things these days, a web forum, and a drawing board for young adults.