Does having a GUI interface on a droplet reduces performance significantly?

With this tutorial ^^^ in mind where it teaches how to obtain a GUI for your droplet, the question is written in the title.

I like GUI’s and do not enjoy having to do everything from the terminal, specially copying files over other folders having to type the entire path structure (ugh).

Will the performance drop kill the benefits of a GUI?

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Accepted Answer

Yes, installing an additional piece of software will affect performance. This will vary on the software and services you install. The easiest thing to do is use ssh / sftp for file transfer. It’s just about getting comfortable with it. Installation of additional services that allow internet access is also going to leave more open security holes.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.