Which plan can handle a major traffic spike?

  • Posted on December 24, 2013
  • aldenAsked by alden

Hey guys,

I’m about to sign up for a plan right here, but before that, I’d like some reassurance.

I’ve been trying to find a good web host. I’ve used Hostgator and Blue Host, but they didn’t get the job done in terms of handling a major traffic spike. I suffered all sorts of problems with them.

I was just wondering if anyone who is using Digital Ocean have had any issues with their servers when it comes to handling a traffic spike. I’m talking like 200k visitors in a day.

Would love your input.


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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

Hey I can help you in setting up a VPS at DigitalOcean and get your sites migrated from BlueHost / HostGator. FYI, I am running Web Hosting business with my clients sites hosted here at DigitalOcean Droplets.

Alright! <br> <br>Honestly I’m gonna leave it to my programmer, whom I outsourced on oDesk. <br> <br>I just wanted to make sure Digital Ocean can meet my needs of handling high traffic volume. Been hearing good things about this place!