Webmin service suddenly stops, as well as proftpd

I have this VPS with virtualmin installed and all set, working without any headaches, except this: from time to time (couple days) the webmin service is found stopped… If I want to log in via browser I need to restart it from the VPS. I Also found the proftpd service stopped sometimes (less often).

Anyone has an idead of what could be happening???


Normally, that’s a sign of resource problems.

What kind of VPS are you using? Is it by chance OpenVZ? If so, can you post your /proc/user_beancounters file?

If it’s another VPS type, what is the output of “free -m”?


Hi, thank you for your help. It is a droplet at Digital Ocean
output is

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 490 330 159 17 17 122
-/+ buffers/cache: 196 293
Swap: 0 0 0


Ah, yeah, I suspect you’re running out of RAM.

It looks like you have about 500MB of RAM, and no swap.

Are you by chance using a 64 bit kernel as well?

If so, that would double the RAM requirements of the processes running on your server.

You could always try disabling the services you don’t need… and using a 32 bit distro with any system containing less than 2 or 3GB of RAM would be our recommendation.

However, you may find that you need to increase the amount of RAM available in your server.


OK, thank you for your help!!