so i'm running a small vps with 256mb of ram, which is cool, until i load up my wordpress which as the title says 'goes godizilla on my memory' , not so cool.
i'm testing a relatively fresh install of wordpress 3.0.4 with the studiopress 'genesis' framework and zero active plugins(30 inactive), and on a fresh restart of my apache2 daemon i'm getting(via free -m):
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 256 48 207 0 0 0 -/+ buffers/cache: 48 207 Swap: 0 0 0
then i load up my wordpress blog in my browser, click through a page or two, then log in to wp-admin, and boom, i'm getting:
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 256 225 30 0 0 0 -/+ buffers/cache: 225 30 Swap: 0 0 0
i've set the php memory allocation to 32mb, and have optimized both apache and mysql for wordpress use on a vps thanks to some tutorials, but still this kind of memory usage can't be right, though i could be wrong.
the reason i've disabled the plugins was because i was getting the whole WSoD due to php memory exhaustion. yes, i could up the cap to 64mb, but that doesn't really help slim down this beast.
any help would be much appreciated.