What is the right plan?

I want to host a website, which will be having 5000+ mysql connections at a time, with a similar no of users. But what should be the perfect plan on DO (memory + cpu cores) to handle this kind of traffic. I don’t know how to look for the resources being used and how to increase the simultaneous connection on mysql and apache.

Any pointers how to start with the above configuratios would be helpful.


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Hello, all

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

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Yes, you can resize your droplet any time you want.

Thanks @kamal . Just 1 more question … Can I start with 512 mb one core, and then gradually increase it two 2 core. Is it possible, if yes would there be some problem while scaling?