Droplets best practices

  • Posted April 28, 2014

I’ve finally on boarded with Digital Ocean. I created an Ubuntu Droplet which I plan on using for hosting my Go application. I would like to use Gitlab as part of my git ecosystem as well.

Should I create a new droplet with the GitlabCE application image? or Should I just upgrade my current droplet and install via curl? What are the advantages or disadvantages of using a single droplet to handle multi-tasks? Should I be using a droplet to handle my Go app and hosting and a separate droplet for GitLab hosting?


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@michael, Thanks for your input. I had a hunch that keeping everything in separate droplets would also be more modular, but I’m fairly new to all of this cloud VPS, so I wanted a consensus. I think you hit on some key points. Thanks again.

I tend to like splitting up different functions into different servers. This allows the server to concentrate on only performing one task. For example my current setup is a separate server for Gitlab, App Server and DB server. It is also nice because later if I expand I can just create a snapshot of the App server and deploy it as a second droplet. i do not have to worry about it also cloning the Gitlab instance and then having to remove it. <br> <br>I think ultimately it is personal preference.