Is upgrading possible? / Cluster Hosting Setup

Posted July 21, 2014 3k views


I am planning on buying a droplet @ DigitalOcean. I will start with the cheapest server, can I always upgrade when needed? Without any downtime?

Also, does anyone know how to set up Cluster Hosting? I have the resources and hardware, so I would like to make a Cluster Hosting setup (Load Balancing). Can anyone send a link or so, in which this is explained?

Thanks :)

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upgrading from single cheapest droplet without any downtime is not possible,
but pretty possible with like ~30sec downtime, hope u are fine with it

Unfortunately, it is not possible to resize a droplet while it is running.

Take a look at the first two tutorials of our Load Balancing Wordpress with HAProxy tutorial series. While the tutorials assume you have a Wordpress setup running, they should apply for most setups as well.

Thanks for the replies. I don’t care when the droplet is offline for a little while while upgrading, as long as it’s not five minutes or so =)

I am trying to set up a Cluster platform with DirectAdmin, I assume the tutorial you linked to, Kamal, doesn’t work with that? ^

Thanks =)

  • I’m not familiar with DirectAdmin so I’m not sure if it’s supported. But if you’re using DirectAdmin, I recommend using it to configure your server and not install packages/programs manually.