How large should our droplet be?

Posted October 28, 2015 2.6k views
MySQLApachePHPDebianLAMP StackDigitalOceanLoad BalancingHigh Availability

We are running an event and are expecting ~ 200 concurrent users all using our PHP/MySQL system, on a LAMP server hosted by Digital Ocean. How large should we make our server? We are also expecting to run a bit of node.js for some live screens showing stats.

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I’d recommend starting with a 2gb Droplet - which should be sufficient for your needs, but if your needs grow, or you see any performance degradation due to resources, you can always upgrade to a larger Droplet very easily by following this guide: