Could a 512MB Ram Droplet hold 6 wordpress sites?

Hi guys,

Thing is, I want to run 6 to 10 wordpress sites (don’t get freaked out by the number just yet) on a 512MB RAM Droplet. Of this sites I get hit roughly 1k times a day, IN TOTAL. So:

  • The sites get hit like 1000 times a day IN TOTAL.
  • I end up using roughly 15GB to 20GB a month of outbound bandwidth and maybe 1GB or 2GB of inbound bandwidth.
  • My current HD use is -> Usage: 10.87 GB / 100 GB (10.87%). Of those 10.87GB, 9GB are used by email.

What do you guys think?


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Memory is going to be your bottleneck. With 10 sites on a 512 MB server, you’ll be cutting it close. However, you could cut corners by doing things like disabling PHP’s opcache (so, making every request a tiny bit slower but saving memory). Take a look at reducing WordPress memory usage.

It could definitely hold your site, but you might run into MySQL performance issues pretty quickly, even with a small amount of traffic. The good thing is it is very easy to upgrade to a higher level of hosting if necessary, so it wouldn’t hurt to test running your stack on the 512 server, and move to a 1gb or 2gb if necessary, or when you see large spikes in usage.