Why at least 1GB is recommended for droplets that use MySQL?
I’m using DO only to learn how to manage VPS, and I have only used shared servers so far, so sorry for my noob question.
Technical FAQ: setup page explains that:
“We recommend at least a 1GB Droplet for any server utilizing a MySQL database.” Really? So if I would run 2 wordpress sites I would need about 2GB’s of RAM?
Then why my shared hosting plan doesn’t come crashing down with even smaller resources?
It has 768MB RAM, 4GB disk, 75% CPU speed, 2 wp-sites with 100-300 visits/day each, plus 2 wp testing installations and 1 gallery installation.
All wp’s are using heavy premium wp-theme. However, W3 Total Cache is in use on production sites, and well tuned.
So there are 5 active MySQL’s at use. Could it be, that these databases don’t use my RAM at all?
Still, it doesn’t make sense to me.