Minor upgrade to Basic Premium or Regular ?

What increase in performance do the additional $1/$2/$etc for Premium Intel / AMD based droplets have ?

I have a $5 regular Intel droplet and I want to upgrade for a little more RAM only - so, do I upgrade to $10 regular droplet or $6 Intel / AMD or $12 Premium Intel / AMD ?

For this particular droplet I just have a couple of PHP scripts that get called from my eCommerce system, InfusionSoft which send in all the details to my PHP script(s) after which I handle the orders - sending email receipts and pushing data to a MySQL database.


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Hi @davelavinsky,

One important aspect of the new Premium Droplets is their enhanced memory performance, which can play a significant factor in workloads like in-memory databases and server-side caches for web apps. The Premium AMD Droplets feature a memory frequency of 3200 MHz, and Premium Intel 2933 MHz.

As for the disk aspect of your Premium Droplets – NVMe SSDs take advantage of parallelism to deliver disk performance that can be an order of magnitude faster than regular SSDs. If you’re running workloads that require a large number of transactions, you’ll achieve much lower latency with NVMe SSDs.

With that said, I think it would be overkill to go for those, I would just upgrade the RAM on your Droplet and CPUs. If the data you are pushing to MySQL isn’t enormous, your droplet should be handling it without a problem.