I created and deployed my first Digital Ocean server just over a year ago when I created a wealth advisory site for millennials (https://wealth-hack.com). The site is powered in a fairly standard manner, Ubuntu 160.4, with Wordpress on top and a premium template making it look not home made. I didn’t have a huge amount of traffic but from time to time, would see ‘memory utilization is above 85%’ messages. The memory issues would tend to resolve themselves quickly so I didn’t spend too much time on that.
I created my second droplet a few months ago to start a second site, this time a sports betting advisory platform (https://betsharper.com). I put similar tech and it has been running absolutely seamlessly. I wondered why.
So when I checked back, I think the specs for a default droplet may have changed in the last year. My initial droplet (wealth-hack) comes with half a gig of memory, my newer droplet (betsharper) has 1 gig. Any advice on what I should do? Is there a way to move the old droplet to the new standard? Or should I diagnose the memory consumption on wealth-hack regardless? As things stand, the memory use on idle hovers just under 80% and apache 2 is consuming 113.41% (according to the ‘top processes’ monitoring widget within DO’s management GUI).
Thanks in advance, James.
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