Question

Why needs Wordpress now 30GB?

Hello there,

today I wanted to create a new droplet for Wordpress and I noticed that I now need a droplet with a least 30GB of space.

I use these droplets for development and therefore the smallest tier was always enough for me and I must say that I don’t really see the necessity for 30GB ssd space.

Is this on purpose and will it eventually change? It is a bit cumbersone to create a linux droplet and then have to install Wordpress manually what works just fine on a 20GB droplet.

Regards, Georg

Show comments

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.

This was changed a couple months ago. WordPress droplets require 1GB of RAM to run properly. On the 512MB droplets the MySQL process had a tendency to run out of memory and crash.

You can still deploy a 512MB WordPress droplet using the user-data script we provide here. You can use this on the create page by first selecting a 512MB Ubuntu 14.04 droplet and then pasting the script into the user-data field.

If you do plan on running WordPress on a 512MB droplet I strongly recommend that you also set up a swap file. This guide will assist you in getting this in place.