Droplet Management: 1 VPS 1 Site vs 1 VPS Multiple Sites

  • Posted July 31, 2014

Coming from a shared hosting service I am used to organizing all my sites in different folders and configuring each domain to point to the folder where the site is contained.
For example -> /site1 ->/site2

I have so far moved one of my sites over to DO but not sure if the second site should be on a separate droplet or if I should just set up a virtual host on the droplet already created.

Regardless of how much traffic each site gets, what are the advantages/disadvantages of creating a droplet for each site vs hosting both sites on the same droplet?

Would it cost more to have each site on a separate droplet vs both sites on a single droplet (my guess is yes, plus maintaining multiple droplets could be a pain)?


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

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.

Unless one or more of those sites is a CPU hog, has heavy traffic or is particularly memory intensive, there isn’t really any need to put them on separate droplets. I am currently hosting three sites serving mostly static HTML with some PHP and a couple of small Ruby applications on a 512 MB droplet using Nginx. I’m showing 17 KB of memory free with 0 of my swap space being used. To keep the load down a little bit, I am using Cloudflare’s free caching service.