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I'm currently running an ec2 micro instance and i've been finding that the instance occasionally runs out of memory.

Other than using a larger instance size, what else can be done?    

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You can use Paging to add a supplement virtual memory on your server. This supplement memory doesn't reside on the physical memory assigned to the machine, it's a space made on a hard disk and saved for using as extra memory by your machine or server.

You can add this extra memory to your instance using the following commands:

sudo /bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024

sudo /sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1

sudo chmod 600 /var/swap.1

sudo /sbin/swapon /var/swap.1

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