Cheapest DigitalOcean plan that suits my requirements for a new Website
I’m writing to determine the cheapest DigitalOcean plan that suits my requirements for a new Website.
Elementum.asia will be selling eBooks in PDF format. Projected number of titles: 120 by end-2021, 480 by end-2022, 1560 by end-2023. Total stable number of titles: 3,000-9,000 titles, probably by end-2025. Projected sales (number of eBooks sold annually): 6,000 by end-2021, 72,000 by end-2022; 864,000 by end-2023; 3 million every year, stable-state.
Each eBook will typically be 250KB to 1MB in size. This includes the contents (text + images), cover, a thumbnail of the cover, some meta-data, and possibly the author’s image.
Most of my customers will initially come from the ‘West’ (USA, Canada, Europe, etc) but by end-2022 will come from all over the world. I’d prefer that my server be located in a neutral country (preferably Switzerland), if possible.
I will require a CMS (WordPress), an SQL database, and an eCommerce platform (WooCommerce or OpenCart), and prefer a GUI to manage everything, where relevant. I’ll also require secure communication (HTTPS).
What options do you recommend for me?
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