Can my server handle this much traffic?

August 8, 2019 156 views
DigitalOcean Scaling Ubuntu 18.04

I’m running a node-media-server, which i’m using to handle a live stream.
i’m anticipating between 1000 to 3000 live stream viewers.
this is my Ubuntu 18.04 configuration: 2 GB Memory / 50 GB Disk / LON1 Ubuntu NodeJS 8.10.0 on 18.04

would this configuration serve my purpose or should i upgrade

Note: i’m asking this because i have no idea what is responsible for handling what. i know networking have a big deal on this, other than that, i wouldn’t know

1 Answer

Hello,

It really depends on your application. But what you could do is start small and then upgrade in case you notice that the resources are not enough.

Also what I would strongly suggest is stress testing your application and see how it performs under specific number of connections. You could use a tool like Apache Benchmark or Siege and see how your application performs.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

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