What is the best option for WordPress Site with 100k users

Posted April 22, 2021 519 views
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I am looking to move to digital ocean from traditional shared hosting.

I am not very conversant with the pricing here. For starters what is the best package for a website that has 100k users per month. How many droplets do I need ?

I also need to set up the domain email what do we use here ?

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Hi there,

This would be quite specific on the website and the plugins that you have.

If you are getting 100,000 visits per month, this is around 2.5 visits per minute, this could be handled with a fairly small well-optimized server.

What I usually suggest is the following:

  • Make sure that you’ve optimized your website as much as possible by removing all of the unnecessary plugins and installing a good caching plugin.
  • Tweak your server configuration for maximum reliability and performance.

Then after that make sure to run some stress tests for your website to see how many concurrent connections it is able to handle. In the meantime monitor your server performance and tweak the necessary settings. After looking at the results you will be able to identify if you would need more resources or not.

For more information on how to get started with load testing you could take a look at the following tutorial:

Finally, once your website goes live, make sure to use a CDN like Cloudflare.

Hope that this helps.

by Brian Boucheron
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I would recommend OpenLiteSpeed WordPress droplet. You can start with a $5/mo version then use CloudFlare APO for an additional $5/mo. Cloudflare will bare the brunt of your traffic on their edge cache and any assets that need to be served from the server directly will be extremely fast using OLS.