How many resources do I need to setup Nginx reverse proxy on DO?

Hi Team,

I am trying to setup a nginx reverse proxy for one of my webserver which is currently handling a massive hits. I am still not sure how many resources would I need on DO if I decided to setup Nginx reverse proxy for my webserver?

The webserver is an on-premise IIS server and I tried analyzing the logs file for last 12 hours. Here are the stats. Probably based on that if I can get any fair idea?

For 12 hours

  1. We captured 29061202 logs
  2. So considering 24 hours number would be around 60000000
  3. The website is currently a HTTPS and its bank main

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November 14, 2023

Heya @manishrane,

The resources depend on the Application you have and how heavy it is. With that be said, you have a couple of stuff to consider in regards to how many resources you need.

Apart from the application, you need to consider the traffic as well. If you expect high traffic, you might need a larger droplet with more RAM, CPU, and possibly more network bandwidth. Higher traffic sites can require more resources to efficiently handle concurrent connections.

All in all, I’ll recommend you to start with the smallest Droplet and when needed upgrade it. The upgrade of a Droplet can be done in lest then 10 minutes so that’s good and means you can always scale your Droplet really fast.

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