Question

One big droplet with serverpilot to host a lot of wordpress sites?

Hello!

I am new here and I was wondering if it is a bad idea to host like 10 or 20 wordpress installs on one single mid performance droplet with serverpilot? Maybe 80% of the installs gets like 50 visitors a day.

What are the pros and cons?

Thanks!

Subscribe
Share

Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Hi,

For 20 average sites, a 2 GB droplet should be good. This page has more info and a memory usage estimate:

https://serverpilot.io/community/articles/how-many-apps-can-i-run-on-my-server.html

For security reasons, it’s best to run each site under a separate system user. That way, if one of the sites has a security issue due to an insecure WordPress plugin, the other sites will still be safe. This article shows how to run apps under separate system users:

https://serverpilot.io/community/articles/how-to-use-different-users-for-apps.html

Hi

I am planning to do the same. I have 5 test sites setup and just trying to get confident in the workflow with this. I have installed my php admin so I have that backend access. I can login to any of the sites on the server with the one myphpadmin install. I am not sure what else to plan for. I am running mainWP on the server too for all site so this should be a good workflow. I’d be interested to hear about your progress! cheers