What droplet resources will I need?

January 7, 2015 910 views

If I had a single HTML page on a DigitalOcean droplet containing around 500k (filesize) of images, what resources (what size droplet) would I need to cope with over 50k simultaneous views a few times per week?

Would 2GB Memory + 2 CoreProcessor be sufficient?

2 Answers

When a client requests a page from a server, the server closes the communication with the client after doing his work.
Sooo static pages requests do not need loooooot of RAM.

I think 2GB is also more than you really need.
If you can, anyway, maybe it's better to store images on services like Imgur, to save some memory...

Go for a $5 512 or a $10 1GB droplet, install Nginx (there are plenty of guides on DO community guide section, and then use Cloudflare free plan to CDN/Secure/Optimize your site.

You can easily do it with a $5 droplet and no need to host images else where.

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