Server schema for multiple WordPress sites

  • Posted on July 10, 2013
  • daniloefAsked by daniloef


I need to host several WordPress sites, and I want to know witch “schema” is better:

Schema 1

  • 1 server with 2GB RAM and 2 cores —> PHP, MySQL, Varnish.

Schema 2

  • 1 server with 1 GB RAM and 1 core —> PHP, MySQL
  • 1 server with 1 GB RAM and 1 core —> Varnish

Schema 3? (ideas?)


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Put MySQL on its own server w/more RAM + memcache: <a href=“”>How to Install and Use Memcache on Ubuntu 12.04</a> <br> <br>If you want to limit maintenance to 2 servers, put everything else on the other droplet. If you’re open to deploying more than 2 droplets, check out: <a href=“”>How To Set Up Nginx Load Balancing</a> <br>

I recommend having PHP and MySQL on one droplet and having Varnish act as a load balancer (in case you add more app servers later on) on a separate droplet. <br> <br>If you ever add another app server, you should separate MySQL into its own droplet and have a load balancer (Varnish) droplet, a couple of app servers (php and a webserver), and a database server.

Several is 20. <br> <br>Yes, I know all this points, but I want to know what is better: <br> <br>1 server or <br>2 servers (for example: 1 for PHP, and other for MySQL and Varnish)?