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What size of droplet do you recommend?

I want to create a new droplet, but im not sure what kind of size i will need, i want to use it for a php site + mysql for about 10000 users, or maybe more in the future. Can you give me some suggestions?

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It really depends on what you’re doing with it. In my case, I would start with a $5 Droplet, and if it gets overloaded upgrade it to a $10, and so on. DigitalOcean makes upgrading super easy to do, so I would just take advantage of that and upgrade accordingly.

Depends, its pretty hard to say. Its something like “how much potatoes can you fit in this box?” If you are running php scripts with a high load of your server, and getting alot of mysql queries at a moment you will need more resources.

And what do you mean with users? The amount of people visiting your site a day, a week?

But you could start with a $20/month droplet, check how much resources you are using with this website and “calculate” how much more you need or if this is allright. With a DO droplet you will always have the flexibility to upgrade your droplet to a higher plan without any risks.