Will the $4 DigitOcean droplet (512MB RAM + 10GB SSD) suffice for a 250MB Laravel app ?
I understand the Ubuntu 22.04 itself will come under 5 GiGs ? So having a Laravel app much under 1 GiG will do for a 10GB storage ?
How much disk-space will Ubuntu 22.04 with the server software (https://ploi.io/server-installation#what-software-gets-installed) take in total ? Is there any way to figure that out prior to setting up the server ?
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If you’re expecting moderate to high traffic for the site, then I’m afraid 512MB RAM will not be enough the handle the requests. However, if this is a side project then it does not require a lot of resources for now it’s a good starting point.
You can make sure to add SWAP space on the droplet.
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We also have a pretty neat tutorial on How To Install and Configure Laravel with Nginx find the link for the article below:
Yes the $4 Droplet should be enough in terms of space, at least at the beginning. The 10G of space would not last a lot of time. Your app will grow, your logs will grow and so on.
Having said that, it’s a great solution for starting up your project. Afterwards you can always decide on how to proceed. The good thing is that you can always upgrade at any time with minimal downtime.
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