Hosting a single site, but I have multiple VPS

Posted July 28, 2014 3.3k views

Okay so say I have 2 512MB droplet. The *main *droplet is hosting my website, etc. Now, with my 2nd droplet, what are some things I can do to take some load off my main droplet? Are there anything cool to do ?
Maybe hosting my files on the 2nd droplet?
Are there any tutorials about any of this?

Also, if you’re asking why I have 2 droplet instead of making 1 (the 1GB), its because if I make 2 512MB droplet, I get 10GB more storage.
10$ 1GB droplet = 30GB SSD
2x 5$ 512MB droplet = 40GB SSD.

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  • You also get twice the bandwidth (totaling to same transfer amount, though), but less effective memory (because you need space to run two copies of linux kernel and server software). And twice the admin hassle.

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I don’t know how it’s done, but i think have made an tutorial about it. If you find a solution i’ll be glad to hear about it.

You can migrate your MySQL server to its own droplet: How To Migrate a MySQL Database To A New Server On Ubuntu 14.04.

by Mitchell Anicas
How to migrate your existing MySQL database off of your application server to scale your environment. Because every application has its own configuration quirks, with regards to database connections and interactions, we will demonstrate the migration process with WordPress but you can adapt this guide to any other application that uses MySQL as its database.

Round-robin DNS may be useful in this case, allowing you to balance the load between your two droplets.

Alternatively you could keep your MySQL on one droplet, and your other stuff on the other droplet.