I’ve been running this site in a SliceHost 256 slice for quite a while.  But as of late, the swap usage has been getting out of hand.  I’m not sure why, but it seems just about everything is swappng.  Maybe 256M of RAM just isn’t enough any more.
To same RAM, I started with the following:

  • Unloaded unused module out of Apache
  • Tuned MySQL (switched to my-small.cnf)

Amavisd is now the largest swap offender.  I’m starting to wonder if a recently installed update is the problem.
So to try and save ram and processing power (this a low end slice after all) I’m moving the site from Apache 2.2.x to lighttpd, I’ve been wanting to try it for a while anyways.