I have moved my site
mrhack.io from WordPress to Ghost - smallest $5 Digital Ocean droplet. It has ~5K posts and just above 10k visits per month.
But, it started to fail on Ghost - I’m using UptimeRobot - and site is down few times per day, I need to do ghost restart.
In DO dashboard I can see that CPU usage and Disk I/O spike when the site is down. Probably it is because of large database.
What would you recommend apart from upgrading?
If upgrading, which droplet can solve the issue?
Thank you a lot!
Try the free version of cloudflare.
You could also try enabling more virtual memory on your droplet. The technical term is a swap file:
On Linux server, you mostly face low memory issue, mostly on AWS instance free tier. When you want to install any new thing they need more free memory. If your server has 1 GB Ram and your application is required more than 1 GB memory to run then...
Seems the issue is solved with adding a swap file. I followed this guide:
Why not go for the managed version from
ghost.org? Ghost(Pro) - Official managed hosting for Ghost
It frees you from low level sysops stuff. It’s not that expensive and a good way to support the team and future ghost development?
That’s what I’ve done with
mine. It’s very easy to setup a DO blog but I want to focus on writing articles instead of managing servers etc. Too much when I last tried it. Their prices are reasonable and I can now sleep at nights thinking on what article to post next.
@binaryanomaly @SylarRuby yeah probably managed version is the way… So far this issue seems to be solved, will see.
I am tbh thinking about it, too.
DO is good to try out but even if ghost is quite simple and easy to maintain I don’t think it’s worth my time and I rather spend 4$ more a month to make it somebody else’s problem with the positive side effect that I support development etc.
Edit: Just did it
I’m self hosting mine at home using unraid and docker. Two click updates - easy peazy.
I want full control over every aspect of my data.
Cloudflare is the most essential component of all of this, and is free too!