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32bit vs 64bit for a low end vps

low end vps are getting cheaper and cheaper nowadays and everybody with basic knowledge of Linux is preferring them over shared hosting. On a low end vps things are a bit more complicated than with high end ones, ram is precious. For every service needed for the vps, the first thing you think about is ram. What about the operating system architecture? Most of us are preferring 32bit versions for the operating system because we’ve heard that they are better at saving ram, but what is the difference?

is it a couple of MB? or hundrends of them?

In the following post i’m testing theĀ  32bit version of centos 5.5 against the 64bit to find out. I’ll be installing virtualmin GPL version for each architecture, with all services enabled at post installation wizard, except postgres. For this test i used a not so low end vps, it is an openvz with 512guaranteed/1024burstable ram

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