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ensure that the smallest droplet can handle a basic install of Drupal. I keep having to restart MySQL. AWS micro can handle it. D.O shud 2

Ensure that the smallest droplet can handle a basic install of Drupal. On a lamp server. I keep having to restart MySQL. AWS micro instance can handle it. D.O should also without any upgrade requirement. Little things like this make me use other gusting for small websites.

  • Haitch
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    A lot of that will depend on the modules that you are running and you can also look at our community section for tutorials on how to add SWAP. Keep in mind that our smallest droplet is smaller than AWS's so you may want to try a 1GB size if you are having an issue with a 512MB server. You can also look into using a more lightweight HTTP server like Nginx and tuning MySQL for better efficiencies. Thanks!
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  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:44

    No +1 from me. I have a tuned stack on a 512M instance.

    - Apache
    - PHP-FPM
    - MariaDB
    - Memcache
    - Varnish
    - Pound

    A 512M server _can_ handle it but you'll need to tune the server accordingly. RAM is a finite resource so when it's spread across many services, each will need to be configured to account for this.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:44

    DO 5$ instance handles drupal sites beautifully :). Probably you should check PHP and MySQL settings. I run a Drupal site (about 90 active modules) and page loads under 200ms.