Currently I am renting out a VPS (need the IP address location) and I simply need it for broswing the web. I choose to have Ubuntu installed as I assumed it would be the easiest. The admin helped with installing X windows and a VNC server to be able to access the client, and use the web browser. Although I signed up for the 512MB plan and burstable to 1GB although it kept crashing, so it kept getting it pushed until now and it is almost stable at around 2GB and up to 4GB burstable. Well via ssh or the Ubuntu System resource monitor both say it is hovering around 2.2-2.5GB always in use. And I believe I am running into an issue where the burstable ram is not available and my server crashes.
I just feel like 2+GB is a lot when I only need a client that I can access (view the desktop) and use a web browser - most will do. Although I need a solution that uses less ram, as I am only testing with the 2-4GB of ram and would like to go back to the cheaper plan.
The admin said that the X windows is consuming most of the resources although I look at the top -c and it only looks like it is using around 1% of the RAM, firefox, is consuming the most around 8% but that is only 300MB.. (correcnt me if I am wrong).
Really I am not sure what is eating or leaking my memory. See attachments.