Question

How many wordpress sites fit in a 2GB ram Droplet?

I am wondering what is the number of wordpress sites that a 2GB ram droplet can handle. I have virtualmin with about 16 virtual servers with only 4 using wordpress and usually at the end of the day I see my droplet being “swapped”, none of the websites are traffic intensive. Whats your experience?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Depends on your traffic and web stack configuration. If you use Wordpress Super Cache plugin and Nginx you should be able scale much better, check out my benchmarks on my Wordpress blog with 2GB DO VPS http://wordpress7.centminmod.com/ :)

Can handle many websites, but the keyword is Optimization, use a cache like Varnish, use a better webserver like nginx and fpm-php, use services like cloudflare (DO use it for its whole site), and replace mySQL for Percona. You can optimize a lot these Droplets, all you need is some time and you will be able to handle many websites with thousands of visitors daily.

For me it turns out that one of my websites (which doesn’t get much traffic yet) just needs a whole lot more horsepower than all the other ones, which I confirmed via Loadimpact.com. Unlike my first upgrade from $5 to $10 (which made very little difference in regards to performance), my latest upgrade at $20 has proven to be the difference between heaven and earth (at least so far). There was also a temporary spike in traffic for one of my simple websites before the last upgrade, and the server handled it with flying colors. So it depends more on the number & complexity of plugins vs. the number of websites.