What should be the server requirements

Hello, what should be the server requirements for 8.000-10.000 users instantly.

Is this server in Hetzner sufficient for this visitor?

Typical consulting answer here.

It depends.

Will all the users be posting at once, mostly idlers, etc.

I would say start with that server. With Discourse, it is super easy to migrate to new hardware if needed (backup/restore).


It’s hard to guess, but it’s not obvious that it’s not sufficient. Unless you really mean that instantly, all 10,000 of them are going to be posting at the same instant.

I’d recommend uploads on S3 (See Configure an S3 compatible object storage provider for uploads) and CDNs for the site and S3 bucket.

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