I have an nginx droplet with a rails app on it - I now need to add a wordpress site (as the landing pages to sit in front of my app.

Im nervous about having wordpress and (my current app):‘rails and elasticsearch and postgres db ’ on one droplet. I was wondering about having wordpress on a separate droplet, so that the wordpress/php/mysql doesnt fight with the rails/elasticsearch/postgres

It all needs to be based on the same domain.

Whats the best way to do this? Separate droplet or same droplet?

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Hello, @christopherT

If you think that the droplet can handle both applications without any issues you can go ahead and install WordPress on the same droplet. However if you would like to keep things separate you can just spin up a WordPress droplet using the one-click install from the marketplace:


This will be the fastest and the easiest way to deploy a WordPress installation on DigitalOcean droplet.

If you would like to install WordPress manually on the same droplet you can follow the listed steps in our tutorial here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-with-lamp-on-ubuntu-18-04

Hope that this helps!


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