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What hosting specifications do I need?

I’m a novice trying to startup my first online business. I’m not sure exactly what capabilities I need in a hosting package and which DigitalOcean package might be the best for my needs.

In short, I would like to host a website (potentially Wordpress) that utilizes js and PHP to interact with a MySQL database. Importantly, I will also have python selenium scripts running on the backend via cron jobs updating the database as well. I’ll also want to automate email notifications as well. It’s not clear to me exactly what specifications are necessary. Also, is a Droplet package sufficient or would I require the App Platform package? Thanks very much for any help!


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Hello, @lexstyles

A droplet will be suitable for your needs. You can start with a general-purpose droplet that can perfectly handle an optimized WordPress site with general traffic.

Choosing the right Droplet plan depends on your workload. An oversized Droplet would underuse its resources and cost more, but an undersized Droplet running at full CPU or memory would suffer from degraded performance or errors.

You can also resize a Droplet to a larger plan after creation, including resizing to a larger Droplet plan of a different kind. For example, you can resize from a Basic Droplet plan to a larger CPU-Optimized Droplet plan. See the Droplet pricing page for a full list of plans and prices.

You can always check our tutorial on Choosing the Right Droplet Plan

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/resources/choose-plan/

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex