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One million users daily, each one downloading 0.5GB daily

  • Posted on November 12, 2014
  • konradosAsked by konrados

Is this even possible with digital ocean? If so, will it work with one load balancing server (I’m after reading this: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-haproxy-to-set-up-http-load-balancing-on-an-ubuntu-vps )?

I have no experience with clouds. I’m not even sure how to calculate my needs.

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Konrados, maybe if you can tell us a bit more about the content, ie: are they delivering updates for their games? you want to support only such updates on DO or also their website? if so what kind of use the website has?

As recommended by others, if you are hosting big update files is better to use something like Amazon S3, if the website is expected to have high traffic most of the time, set a Nginx and varnish and add Cloudflare to the mix and you can easily handle thousands of visitors, but for big file transfers try S3.

Also I’m not sure why you want to use a LB, if it is for the website a couple of $5 droplets with Varnish4 can handle it, just set Cloudflare (or your DNS) to point @ record to both varnish servers.

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