2 apps (my own + client's) on 1 droplet: memory, disc space, legal and other consequences?

May 28, 2018 978 views
Server Optimization WordPress Applications DigitalOcean

The client is my friend, too and there’s trust so we can share a droplet (2 wordpress apps managed by Server Pilot). We use 30% disc storage, KiB memory is almost used, KiB swap memory is still fully available. His site is not official yet, its not a big scale (I dont expect a huge traffic), When I backup with All-in-one-WP-migration both sites are around 300MB now.

Content-wise (posts + images) they will grow. Are we fine staying on the same standard plan droplet? ( memory 1GB; 1 vCPU; disc:20 GB - $5/mo) I heard people having 3-5 sites on the same droplet. ARe there other consequences:
f.e. LEGAL? Or is my app (site) more prone to crashing if there’s another app on the same server? (I manage through Server Pilot, so 2 apps are clearly separate, still the same user. )

I need to understand that before I decide to run on 2 separate droplets. Thank you!!!

1 Answer

You can certainly run multiple Wordpress site’s from a single droplet. How many and how much traffic they can receive depends on how many plugins you are using as some of them can be very taxing.

You can keep an eye on your system metrics in the control panel to monitor CPU, disk space, and memory usage and decided to create a second droplet in the future and move one of those installations over later, if it becomes necessary.

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