Which plan to choose for fast Magento 2.4 development environment?


I would like to set up Magento 2.4 development environment on DigitalOcean but don’t know which Droplet plan should I choose for quick performance (also in Magento developer mode).

Will it work well with a basic plan that has the following specs? 8 GB / 4 CPUs 160 GB SSD disk 5 TB transfer

Also, if you have any additional recommendations, I would be happy to hear it. Thanks!

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Hello there,

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.

I’ll also recommend the one-click Magento application from our marketplace as it’s optimized for Magento.

To help you pick the best Droplet plan for your use case, this article explains the differences between shared and dedicated CPUs, goes into detail on each Droplet plan, and concludes with how to make a data-driven decision.

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.


Hi there @antoniogurei,

I think that the resources that you’ve mentioned are alright for a development environment.

What I could suggest is trying out the 1-click installation image from the Marketplace here:

It comes with a lot of preinstalled packages so that you don’t have to do it manually.

Regards, Bobby