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Multiple droplets one one domain? For scaling?

Hi, I would just like to know if you can link multiple droplets together to host one domain (including it’s subdomains). And if it’s possible how would I go about doing that?

P.S which is better, 2 512mb droplets or 1 1gb droplet?

Thanks again, Francis


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Most likely 2 512m servers could serve more requests than 1 1g server. You have twice the CPU to play with. <br> <br>However, you would likely want a 3rd server to load balance the other two… making it hard to compare. <br> <br>For simplicty, stick with 1 server… until you get up in the 40-80 server range, then think about splitting.

The easiest solution would be to use nginx load balancing. Digital Ocean already has a good tutorial on how to set that up here: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-nginx-load-balancing

What I was planning to do is similar to what Google does, but on a much smaller scale. <br>Google uses clusters of servers and a load balancing program to determine which one to send users to. I would like to achieve something similar on a much much smaller scale. (I could write the load balancing program myself.) <br>Thanks for the reply by the way.