Ask DN: Which web host do you use?

over 9 years ago from Mike Barker, Designer (

  • Mike BarkerMike Barker, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I had heard nothing but good things about DO however my one droplet/site goes down on a weekly basis, losing it's db connection. I'll google it again but I recall trying to host more than one wordpress site per droplet was not easy to set up and meant the loss of post-title based urls. That said I may continue to use it for one-off non-php/mysql sites (want to try running a ghost site).

    Update: found the solution for enabling pretty links when setting up multiple sites. Will do a test run, however it doesn't solve the random weekly database connection issues.

    1 point
    • Mike SMike S, over 9 years ago

      Regarding your DB going down; without knowing your setup or droplet stats, it may be a memory issue. I ran into this a while ago & cured it by adding swap.

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    • Antoine Lord, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

      I had exactly the same problem. The default configuration for MySQL is not adequate, so you need to configure MySQL yourself properly.

      This script can help you : MySQL Tuner

      1 point