Estimating Hardware requirements for porting my website

June 23, 2015 1.4k views
Ruby on Rails Load Balancing Scaling Nginx Apache Server Optimization

Hello, I'm Gowtham and I own a website that has a traffic around 500k - 1M pageviews per month at maximum and it is currently hosted at Github pages. I planned to extend the site and the work is going on with Rails framework. I've no scaling experience previously since I used only PaaS and Github Pages.

The question is how much hardware resources do I need to host a website written in Rails framework that serves 500k pageviews currently. And also, how can I scale it when the traffic increases? by increasing the capacity of a single droplet or to replicate the droplet and use a load balancer?

Also, what's the best for high performance low latency server? Apache with Passenger or Nginx with Unicorn?

2 Answers

Did you set it up ? Wanted to know.

Yeah, but I did that with AWS.

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