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How many sites can I host?

  • Posted on August 9, 2014
  • igorAsked by igor

I have setup a LEMP stack and intend to consolidate all of my 4-5 sites from other hosting providers to my VPS. All but one use Wordpress and they mostly serve text and a few pictures, no audio, no video. Daily traffic probably does not exceed 500 unique visitors who spend a couple of minutes browsing the pages on an average day.

Given the above parameters, is it reasonable to host this many sites on a single VPS? Are there any rules of thumb so I can avoid clogging it up with traffic?

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Hello there,

You can host multiple sites (domain names) on a single droplet, this can be achieved using virtual hosts.

The process is really simple, all you need to do is to spin up the droplet via the app marketplace and then manually add the virtual hosts for the other sites.

We have an article that covers the process, which you check here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-18-04

The performance will depend on the droplet size (resources), but there is no limitation on how many websites you can host on a droplet.

Hope that this helps!

It would depend of the type of droplet you are using. But running 4-5 sites on a single VPS shouldn’t be a problem. You could always start with $10/m plan and down- or upgrade it.