Shared CPU or Dedicated CPU for Woocommerce?

Posted December 20, 2020 2.2k views
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Hi there,

I’m transferring my woocommerce website from shared hosting to digitalocean because of performance problems.

But I wonder that, which server type I should choose?

3 options;

  1. 8gb ram / 4 cpu with 40$ shared cpu droplet.
  2. 4gb ram / 2cpu 40$ dedicated cpu droplet
  3. And this is the different choice that; I will buy a Database Cluster (30$ with 2gb ram 1 cpu) and buy a 10$ shared cpu droplet.

Which one I should pick?

My traffic is 4000-5000 in one day. (But I can’t move it forward because of performance)
I got so much extensions and so much products.

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Hi @cagkana9f5cd873f5b8188e469,

Picking the perfect droplet is not a straightforward formula. The droplet you need depends on a lot of variables such as website optimization, website traffic, how heavy is this website, what SQL queries does it do, are they complex or more straightforward.

With that in mind, please note that you can actually update your droplet and add more resources at any given time. What I’ll recommend is starting with the second option :

4gb ram / 2cpu 40$ dedicated cpu droplet

You can always go up from there.

Another thing is that if you rely on your website a lot I would suggest not cutting corners. Better to have Dedicated CPUs rather than Shared ones. It’s always better to have a dedicated environment unless of course, you have a really small droplet and expect miracles but that’s another topic.