What is more important in a VPS, ram or CPU cores?

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I would like to have a comparison between RAM and CPU cores, which one is more important when choosing a VPS? should I select an average CPU with less cores but more RAM? that will help me to have a strong VPS?
 

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It depends entirely on what you intend to use the VPS for in all honesty. Some applications rely on both RAM and CPU, some rely more heavily on RAM, some more on CPU etc. For example hosting a game server generally needs a good balance of RAM and CPU.

With most VPS you'll tend to find that there's a balanced ratio of CPU and RAM, somewhere around 2-4GB RAM per 1 shared core.
 

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I would like to have a comparison between RAM and CPU cores, which one is more important when choosing a VPS? should I select an average CPU with less cores but more RAM? that will help me to have a strong VPS?
If for sites you need VPS, then it is better to choose a server with more RAM, if you need VPS for some complex and loaded applications, then it is better where there are more cores and a higher processor frequency.
 

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I would like to have a comparison between RAM and CPU cores, which one is more important when choosing a VPS? should I select an average CPU with less cores but more RAM? that will help me to have a strong VPS?
As always, it depends on the usage you are giving to the server:

  • If this is a home computer. I would say it´s better to have the most powerful computer in terms of CPU and make sure you have space to upgrade your RAM. Changing CPU is hard but adding more RAM is easy and cheap.
  • For a physical dedicated server you should always think in your needs but I would also bet on RAM. RAM hungry applications will require much memory but CPU hungry applications will eventually need also a lot of memory.
  • If you are about to rent a Virtual Private Server, always try to get the most for the lower price. The best advantage of virtual servers is you can upgrade both RAM and number of cores in a few minutes even without the need to restart the server so I would pick the best in terms of performance.
 

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Memory or CPU Cores for VPS. CPU will give you a faster response while RAM will help you in caching. Both are important but I'll give 2GB memory a try first if you want to make a choice b/w the two. It also depends on Virtualization technology.
 

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RAM definitely. Not that cores aren't important but the RAM is at the heart of any processor. It could be VPS, Dedicated or whatever..If there is enough amount of RAM on your server then it inherently has more capacity to deal with various types of Softwares on your platform/website.
 
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