Note: Discourse requires a swap file if you are using 1 GB of RAM. Although swap is generally recommended for systems utilizing traditional spinning hard drives, using swap with SSDs can cause issues with hardware degradation over time. Due to this consideration, we do not recommend enabling swap on DigitalOcean or any other provider that utilizes SSD storage. Doing so can impact the reliability of the underlying hardware for you and your neighbors. Hence, we recommend a minimum of 2 GB of RAM to run Discourse on a DigitalOcean Droplet. Refer to How To Add Swap Space on Ubuntu 16.04 for details on using swap.
Any thoughts on this?
For small forums like mine’s (100K posts and 5K users but currently low activity) increasing from my shared hosting (100 USD/year) to DigitalOcean 2GB RAM plan (240 USD/year) is not an option. 1GB is more than enough IMO.