I'm setting up a private family server for 5-10 kids running a 1.7.10 custom modpack. It's being hosted currently with 1GB RAM. I've added Thermos so I can run plugins.
My goal is to have plot claim, grief prevention, and to make one area with an arena that allows PvP within that area only.
I'm in the process of testing it at the moment and the world runs okay with GriefPrevention installed.
Whenever I try to add WorldGuard (with WorldEdit) it crashes.
I tried using Flags instead, as it looked like it would allow me to make PvP areas. But I couldn't figure out how to work it. I would get messages in game saying that I could not create the areas, and I couldn't find any decent tutorials on it.
The error message when it crashes with WorldEdit is WARN java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded
Do I need to increase the RAM? It's a bit of a jump in price from 1GB to 1.5GB. And totally not affordable at all with 2GB.
Could I please get some advice about whether I need to upgrade to 1.5GB in order to use something that will allow PvP?
Or can anyone suggest another (smaller) plugin that will work.
Or point me towards some easy-to-understand instructions for Flags that will just let me deny PvP in the except for one small area.
OutOfMemoryError the error is pretty clear, you need more memory.
But is there an alternative? If OutOfMemory refers only to the hosting server RAM, I'm not keen on paying the extra each month particularly if the small increase to 1.5GB is not going to significantly improve things. If it's out of memory with only me in there, I imagine it will be much worse once there's 10 people logged in.
Are there other plugins? I'm looking at PvPArena at the moment and trying to see if that will do the job. I have no experience with all the plugins commands and none of this looks easy to figure out.
The only alternative would be to host it from home (I do myself) but if the alternative hosting is way cheaper than what your paying for (as you stated paying for 1 gig when you can get 4 for less than that) then I would go for that. mods (and especially modpacks) tend to be memory hungry whether it be for 2 gigs or 4 gigs, so many mods have lots of (non) minecrafty shapes or animations and that's where the memory issue comes in, I have my own modpack with 150 mods and it's safe to run at 2gigs so you having 4 gigs should be perfect and give you a good buffer.