As a non-techie, I had some general questions about hosting Ghost on Digital Ocean (DO). Please assume that I am starting with a very small site and a $10 Droplet.
My basic understanding is that when you install Ghost on a Droplet on DO that Droplet needs to maintained regularly, correct? I understand from tech people that if its setup “properly” it shouldn’t need too much maintenance.
So, am I right in believing that maintenance will involve running software and security updates and so on. I am not putting backups in the category of maintenance because for me that should be done automatically.
So, how often would you say the DO droplet needs to be maintained? Once a month, once every 2 months, once every 6 months? Email alerts will be set up logwatch so that if something goes wrong an alert is received.
Lastly, how long should it take a tech to do the maintenance (on average)?
I am trying to work out if the work involved makes it worth the savings/flexibility that DO offers!