Log in problem and minimum (or appropriate) plan to use Wordpress

I chose $5/month plan and installed Wordpress on my Droplet but I can’t log in via ssh or browser directly with password provided by DO. In a tutorial, it is written that in order to use Wordpress, we must choose at least $10/month plan. What about this prerequisite and my log in problem? Thanks.


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I’ve pasted the script, but the procedure isn’t same with one-click installation. What should I do then? Also, I don’t understand your first suggestion. Could you please explain deeply?

There was an update to the WordPress one-click image yesterday which restricted it to 1GB or larger droplets. Until that time it was possible to launch a 512MB WordPress droplet but in most cases the MySQL service would eventually crash due to a lack of memory in the 512MB plan. Once our create page allowed us to restrict one-clicks based on droplet size WordPress was the first to get this restriction.

It is still possible to launch a 512MB Wordpress droplet if you need to. You can use one of the following methods:

  • Create a LAMP one-click droplet and manually install Wordpress
  • Create an Ubuntu 14.04 droplet and paste the script located here into the user-data field on the create page.

Should you decide to go ahead with a 512MB droplet running WordPress I would also recommend creating a swap file on your droplet to help prevent memory related crashes.

As for your initial question, I would recommend opening a ticket with our support team. They can assist you in regaining access to your current droplet and help troubleshoot login issues.