More RAM vs More CPU cores?

Ron Jones
30 June 2017, 01:34
I'm moving a couple of Wordpress sites from their current LiteSpeed, Cpanel hosting environment to a VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Hiawatha, PHP, and MariaDB.

Given the choice between a single core with two GB of RAM, and four cores with one GB of RAM (For about the same cost):
Which environment is more advantageous for Hiawatha's performance, in terms of concurrent users and response time for each of them?
Ron Jones
30 June 2017, 02:19
Oh... and both servers use SSD.
Hugo Leisink
30 June 2017, 14:38
Hiawatha doesn't require that much. What to choose depends on your webapplications. If you have many, for for memory. If you have one that does a lot of calculations, go for CPU power.
Ron Jones
30 June 2017, 17:42
Thanks! that's what prompted me to ask. It's nothing demanding I think. A business site that runs on Wordpress, a couple of graphics per article, a podcast hosted off-site, and links to YouTube videos.

Vendor one is offering a VPS with 1 GB RAM and 4 CPU cores
Vendor two is offering a VPS with 2 GB RAM and 1 CPU core

Both are about $10 USD monthly cost. But Vendor two offers an easier upgrade path (resize to a new plan).
Hugo Leisink
1 July 2017, 12:34
Personally, I would go for the single core with 2GB RAM.
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