I am interested in learning about how to scale a wordpress based social media type blog as it outgrows a single droplet. What options are there now for handling the database growth. Should I consider cloud hosting of the DB or using the DO managed database - is a large single site database a bad idea versus multiple hosts of segmented databases?

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Hello,

You can refer to one of our tutorial, which should help you:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/automating-the-deployment-of-a-scalable-wordpress-site

Cheers,
Sri Charan

by Ryan Quinn
Create and deploy a scalable WordPress instance consisting of a MySQL database server, a GlusterFS distributed filesystem, Nginx web servers and an Nginx load balancer. By using user-data and droplet meta-data we will automate the deployment of our site.
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