Running Jira and Confluence on a virtual server

Hi,

I want to set up a server for Jira, Confluence and maybe Stash for my own developments and maybe some university projects with some other students.

Sadly, I don't have any experience when it comes to servers and applications servers etc. so I wanted to ask you If you could help me.

Since students generaly don't have a bunch of money left on the bank at the end of the month, I would like to rent a virtual server. For example somethink like this: http://www.1and1.co.uk/VirtualServerL?linkOrigin=virtual-server&linkId=ct.btn.continue.l&ordernow=true<br< a="">>
The questions I have are:
Is a virtual server fast enough (+ enough RAM) to run Jira, Concluence and Stash? Like I said, the users will stay bellow 10 persons, for the most time only me. ;D
If I want to install all apps on the same virtual server, can I use the installers for linux which include an application server?

That's It! thanks in advance and sorry for the amateur question. ;)

Cheers

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Hi, you will run into problems when you try to run more than one product on a single server as eg. Jira and Ccnfluence are both Java apps using Tomcat as application server. Atlassian strongly urges one not to install them on a single machine. Same should be true fir Stash. Therefore, you should have at least 3 virtual servers, maybe another one for the databases. 2GB Ram for the OS & the app server & the database is barley enough but it should work to play around, but only with one app at a time. Jan

Hi,
thanks for the relpy. :)
So using the OnDemand Service would be cheaper after all, at least for jira and confluence, right?

I guess so. You get the service and don't have to struggle around setting everything up... In our company we use a common database server (MySQL) and seperate virtual machines for each product (Jira, Confluence, Fisheye/Crucible & Stash). If you don't have strict security rules restricting the use of cloud bases services as in our case, I sure would go for the OnDemand solution...

Jan

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