How much can one core do?

  • Posted March 18, 2014

Can you host a website and an email server on the one core ($5 a month) plan? If you can what are the advantage over just getting a regular hosting account?


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@mr_j936, you didn’t take the email server part into account. Running an email server can be hard on resources.

At my workplace, we’re hosting dozens of personal websites on a one core server. <br> <br>We also hosted one high traffic website on its own one core server. (the servers in questions were not on DO, but I am assuming the question is related to how much a cpu can handle) <br> <br>If you put varnish cache in front of your website, you can handle hundreds of thousands of page views a day without any trouble(varnish is very good) and if your websites have no traffic(or less than 10 visitors a day) then you can host as many as your disk can fit without running into trouble.

It depends on the website and the amount of traffic it will be serving. A personal website that’s not very popular will do fine on a 1-core Droplet with an email server, but for most of the time, it will be pushing the limits of RAM, especially if Swap is not configured. <br> <br>It also depends on hwo you configure the email server. Any anti-virus feature will certainly drive up resource usage.