I have come across several posts talking about light weight distros from a general context, but none of them are really hitting the nail on the head for me.
Specifically, I have PHP script that I run in the background constantly on a virtual server.
My PHP script only uses about 60MB of memory. I potentially need to spin up 50 or so servers to run different variations of the script, although they will have the same memory use.
Currently I am using Virtualbox on a Mac and Ubuntu Server, but stripped down to nothing, for some reason I cannot get it to use less than an average of 1GB of RAM (Ubuntu, via
top, not VB). I really would like to get the entire install and top usage under 128M? 256M? What would be a suitable distro to accomplish this?
Mac and VB is probably not the most efficient to run these, so please also suggest alternatives if you think that will help reach the goal.