What is the recommended plan for huge MySQL database?

Posted June 14, 2016 4.9k views

I am planning to host the MySQL server for a large MySQL database (around 500 MB in size), having around 50,000 posts and thousands of images. I am planning to use another Droplet for the WordPress. So, which is the recommended plan for the MySQL server droplet?

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Hey @Debiprasad - 500MB is actually not so huge for a database. The 1GBRAM/30GBSSD $10/month plan should be more than sufficient. Especially keeping in mind that DigitalOcean will soon have Block Storage - which will allow you to add storage space to any droplet.

Once you decide on the server size, this guide should be really useful for you:

GUIDE: Production-ready Wordpress: Setting up the Database Server
deploying apps This section covers all of the necessary steps to set up our database server, which is decoupled from our application server, an essential step before horizontally scaling many types of applications. Read Guide
by Mitchell Anicas
In this part of the "Building for Production: Web Applications" series (2 of 6), we will deploy our example PHP application, WordPress, and a private DNS. Your users will access your application over HTTPS via a domain name, e.g. "", that points to the load balancer. The load balancer will act as a reverse proxy to the application servers, which will connect to the database server.