512 MB droplet with woocommerce and booking plugin

March 12, 2015 1.5k views
WordPress PHP MySQL PHP Frameworks

Hi everyone,

We are having some troubles with 'Booking System Pro' plugin on our DO droplet. First of all we tried to run the plugin with woocommerce on our server as a custom installation and it failed, we didn't see anything in the plugin panel (wordpress login). So we decided to try on another kind of server (basic hosting) and it worked.

This are the plugin requirements, we don't know if the problem is with someone of the list because it's our first time running DO and we don't know where we can see all this settings.

Plugin requirements:

PHP. 5.1
MySQL 5.0
32 MB RAM for PHP
40 MB RAM for WP
64 MB RAM for Woocommerce

Maybe the problem is the RAM of the droplet, could anyone help us?

Thanks & Best Regards!

  • Can you clarify:

    you tried to install a plugin called Booking System Pro on your digitalOcean droplet that was running WordPress with Woocommerce, but you had some problems (could not see your plugin you added in your plugin panel)

    you tried the same thing on a different web-hosting server, and it worked fine, you could see the plugin.

    Does that sound correct? If so, it might be a permissions issue rather than memory.

  • Hi sierracircle,

    I can clarify, we installed the plugin, but it seems it is not running. We are trying to connect the plugin to woocommerce to make reservations as payable products. when we installed the plugin, we had some problems (we could see the plugin as installed in WP but we could not work with the plugin on wordpress, it seems the panel is not available).

    When we install the plugin in another host it wokrs fine and we can see the panel options configuration!

    It is not a permission issue.


2 Answers

Memory is almost certainly the problem when running Wordpress on a 512MB droplet. There are three steps you could take to resolve this issue:

1.) Upgrade to a larger droplet with more RAM
2.) Set up a swap file on your droplet.
3.) Optimize your services to consume less memory if possible.

by Justin Ellingwood
Swap space can be used as an "overflow" area for your system when you run out of RAM. The operating system can store data that would normally be kept in RAM on the hard drive in a specially formatted file. In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to create and use one of these files in Ubuntu 14.04.

Thank you Ryanpq, we will try to see if the problem is in the droplet.
If is not the RAM we will try to set up the swag.

Thank you!

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