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

June 22, 2016 358 views
WordPress DigitalOcean Ubuntu


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?


2 Answers


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

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:


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

  • Hi hammerOz!

    I would recommend trying out! Great and quick support! Also buy the 10$ plan so that you easily can create separate sftp accounts for every website in case of being compromised then if you have separate sftp accounts only one gets compromised.

    Like you I also install phpmyadmin to handle the databases. Although it is tempting and convenient I think its better to have separate accounts for databases too.

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