Upgrade package IP will change ?

March 22, 2015 1.6k views
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If i subscribe $20/month package and i got the IP is (for example: 200.200.200.201)
Then i upgrade to $40/$80/month package, is the IP remain ?

Actually I need a package which at support more than 10 thousands of concurrent user, please advice a which package is suitable ?

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  • Is install load balance with something tuning, is this server can support up to 100,000 concurcent user ?

3 Answers

I think this is how it works: If you upgrade your package you can keep the IP; however, when you upgrade packages the disk space stays the same as what you originally purchased. There is a method to resize your disk space, but you lose your IP when you do that. I have read that DigitalOcean is working on fixing this. I've been here for a while and the Company does seem to take seriously what it's users want -- I've seen several positive changes. I figure they will get this fixed as well.

@leonardthong your IP will keep the same after the upgrade. About the 10k concurrent users you may need to create some caching platform, optimize your site/server and use services like Cloudflare.

Try Varnish4 and Cloudflare to start with, if possible get a couple of $5 droplets to load your traffic (both with Varnish installed) and make sure to use LEMP and not LAMP as the former is more efficient.

They just announced that you can upgrade your disk space if you do a "permanent" upgrade:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-resize-your-droplets-on-digitalocean

Resizing your servers can be an effective way of increasing their capacity, by allowing them to utilize more memory (RAM), CPU, and disk storage. The ability to resize a server, also known as vertical scaling, can be useful in a variety of situations that prompt the need for a more powerful server, such as if your concurrent user base increases or if you need to store more data. In this tutorial, we will show you how to resize your server, also known as a droplet, on DigitalOcean.
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