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What are the system requirements for Askbot?

I read the [documentation][1], but I could not find any recommendations on the system requirements for running Askbot. How much disk space, RAM and CPU should I have for running a small/medium/large Q&A site?

For me, small is ok and that's <100 users. Initially I would migrate ~500 questions from our legacy system.

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asked 2013-12-22 16:37:25 -0600
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I'd start with a 1GB RAM or even half of that, just make sure that your caching system is not using more RAM than you can assign to that.

If you are looking for hosting on your own, find a basic VPS, which could cost $20/mo or even less. It will be key to have root access to the machine or have your hosting provider explicitly say that they support hosting Python/Django applications.

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answered 2013-12-22 16:59:03 -0600
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updated 2014-01-02 11:16:40 -0600
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Updated to 1GB it said 1MB, IMO you can make it work with less 256mb vps can be enough for a small site, but more memory will give performance benefits of having a cache engine with a large dataset installed

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