Digital Ocean made some big changes today! Check out the new price list.
First, 1 GB droplet is now only $5/month!
Also, very good news for people with high volume sites, the fast CPU offerings now have reasonable amounts of SSD space.
Also new are “flexible droplets” that make it easy to switch between difference configurations to see what difference it makes to have more RAM, or more CPUs:
If you’ve got a 1GB droplet, you’ll likely want to shutdown, switch to the new 2GB droplet, and re-run
discourse-setup to take advantage of the additional memory.
Downgrading from the old 1GB $10/month droplet to the new $5 one is more complicated because there’s less disk space, so you can’t just change. To do that, a safe path would be to create the new droplet, copy your old
app.yml, rebuild, backup and restore your site to the new one and point to the new site.