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Choose Between Premium AMD with NVMe SSD 8GB 4AMD CPU and CPU-OPTIMIZED 4GB 2CPU

Posted September 24, 2021 101 views
PHPDigitalOcean Droplets

I am trying to select a droplet for a website + web apps with 20-30k views perday & 40-50k bots crawling perday.

i am using ubuntu & apache with php & php-fpm.

please suggest me a droplet
1- Premium AMD with NVMe SSD 8GB 4AMD CPU
2- CPU-OPTIMIZED 4GB 2CPU
3- OR ANY Other option under 50$

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Hi there,

I would say that this would really depend on what type of work the application does and if it needs more CPU power or more RAM.

What I like to do in such cases is to run a load test and see how the application behaves on the two different Droplets that you’ve picked.

That way you can actually see how your specific application behaves under load and have some actual data to make the right decision.

You can go through this tutorial here on how to get started with load testing:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-load-testing

Hope that this helps.
Best,
Bobby

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