Need advice in comparing VPSDime and Digital Ocean.

August 28, 2015 1.6k views
Nginx Python Frameworks CentOS


We are currently using VPSDime and we are currently using their High RAM version which has the following offering for USD 21/month

  1. CPU = 4 core
  2. RAM = 18 GB
  3. HDD = 90 GB
  4. Bandwidth = 6 TB

For the same price of USD 20/month we are getting the following in Digital Ocean

  1. CPU = 2 Core
  2. RAM = 2 GB
  3. HDD = 40 GB
  4. Bandwidth = 3 TB

Now in our current server we are utilizing the following:

  1. CPU load average is 0.8 with peaks during backup at 1.5, would going to 2-Core be fine.
  2. RAM Usage: We are currently using 6 GB of RAM and another 6 GB for cache.
  3. HDD we are currently only using 16% or only 15 GB of HDD.

Can someone please advise as to whether we should shift to DO or stick with VPS Dime and also since i am no server admin, I am unable to know how shifting to DO benefit the speed of our web-based application or its not going to help at all.

Even if we are told to shift to DO then given our current usage, which plan should we choose from DO so that it suffices to our needs.

Looking forward to some insights on this issue from the experts.

PS: We are running a Web server on Nginx which hosts a python framework based app where DB is Mariadb.


1 Answer

We generally do not jump into this type of question to answer since you'd rather have an unbiased opinion from another community member than a member of the DO staff but since nobody has I'll give it a shot.

Based on the usage you described, the $20 droplet plan would not be a good fit. On CPU it would be workable but a load of 1.5 on a 2 CPU droplet is getting up there. For Disk space you are more than good but you will require more than 2GB of memory. Your stats indicate that you are currently using 8-16GB of RAM so you would need a solution that provides that or sped a lot of time optimizing your services to use less. With these requirements, a host that can provide a more custom setup providing more RAM would be a better fit.

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