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Want to Know How Much VPS can handle?

Posted November 21, 2013 6.8k views
I have a micro niche site http://marrychristmas2013.com want to get a good host as I have traffic of 500+ still now and hope it will go for 3000+ online at that time. So suggest me best digital ocean plan.

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The only way to get an accurate answer to your question is to deploy a droplet and run some load tests. But to give you a rough idea, you can achieve millions of hits (with ease) on a WordPress site with Nginx + caching and a CDN; on a $5 cloud server.
Adding on to what Pablo said, we have an article on setting up a droplet with Nginx, Varnish, and Wordpress:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-wordpress-nginx-php-and-varnish-on-ubuntu-12-04
by Etel Sverdlov
Varnish is an HTTP accelerator and a useful tool for speeding up a server, especially during a times when there is high traffic to a site. It works by redirecting visitors to static pages whenever possible and only drawing on the server itself if there is a need for an active process. This tutorial covers installing wordpress on a LEMP stack (with nginx instead of apache), and then installing varnish.
+1 for one properly configured $5 box. You could easily cope with more than 300,000+ at one time.
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