I want to be able to run bitcoind on a VPS I rented, but I neither have good bandwidth nor RAM so I do not want to be a full node. How would I go about configuring things so that I can run bitcoind without acting as a full node or relaying transactions?
You might not want to run
bitcoind at all then, you could just use a
client-only node (AKA
thin client) tool such as bitcoinj.
Before going for a
thin client approach, make sure you understand the differences from running a full node and also some security concerns.
As of bitcoin core v0.11, there is a way to run bitcoind in prune mode: How can I run bitcoind in pruning mode?