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Which specifications do i need?

  • Posted October 29, 2016
  • MySQL

We are gonna have an application process for an event. We took 900+ application in 30 minutes last year. But because of shared hosting plan, so many people had difficulties to be able submit form even seeing form. Which plan should we get to serve better ? We are using mysql database and getting information with 4 mysql query.

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How much time does the resizing from 5$ plan to 640$ plan, CPU and RAM only, take?

Is it possible that i resize my 5$ plan to 640$ plan for 12 hours immediately? Do i need to move the server or will it be resized just in seconds?

if the server will be available only for 1 day or couple of days you can take 10$ or 20$ plan as xMudrii said.

if you plan to have a server permanently and need higher resources only for a certain time, start with 5$ plan with 1gb swap and on the day of submission, do flexible resize to 20$ plan. only for few hours or a day it wouldn’t cost you much. when the submission is over, resize back to 5$ plan.

Well I would say that minimum is $10 Droplet. It gives you 1 GB RAM which is recommended for MySQL to run. $5 Droplet is small for your needs, as it gives 512 MB RAM. With that memory size and number of visitors your server would go down very easy. If price is important point, you can go with $10 and install swap to make sure it’s enough. In case this is not problem and you want to be sure it works flawless, you can go with $20 Droplet as it ships with 2 GB RAM.

I think most important point is RAM usage if queries are not complex. In that case number of CPU is not that important and one CPU would finish work without problems.