I run a wordpress site with roughly 2000 visitors/day. What plan should I use?

Hi, I currently host my wordpress site here: and pay $349/month in hosting. It’s costly but has worked well because they have great customer service and are local, so when things go wrong, they are on the phone straight away and fixing the problem.

I’m looking to move to DO and wondering what plan would be suitable. We currently run on NGINX and with 2 CPUs, 100GB Storage and 2GB RAM. We generally don’t use the CPU but have peaked at 80% of the memory lately with spikes in traffic.

Any help is appreciated.


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.

is 10 dollars Droplet suitable for 30k visits Monthly…

I have a website running wordpress with more than triple the figure running lowest plan with 512MB RAM along with 512MB Swap on Cent OS 6.5 x32 platform with zPanel…

One thing though you need to keep in mind, not all wpordpress plug-in consumes same amount of resource hence with some plug in, consuming a lot of resource, even 1000 visitor can cause trouble, where as simple, resource friendly plug-ins with server side caching turned on can allow the smallest plan to handle large amount of visitors !!


While 2k visitors a day is not much for Nginx, php is not the same, also obviously you don’t have 1.3 visitors per minute, you have spikes of traffic and that’s what you need to take care about it. That being say you can use a small droplet, maybe 1GB if you can pay it (which I’m sure you can), but make sure to implement caching solutions to your site (Cloudflare -> Varnish -> Nignx -> PHP-FPM -> Total Cache -> WP.

Also use OPC for SQL query cache and if possible try Percona (MySQL) with innodb (no table blocking).