We are building a Rails website that will launch soon. We are in the process of selecting a server. Right now, we are considering Digital Ocean as a hosting solution. But our concern is on the specs that the server should have. The application is simple and have basic features right now. For guests we will provide simple and advance search on the directory which lists Developers and Designers. Then guests will be able to send enquiries to developers/designers. Registered users (Developers and Designers) will be able to create a profile and portfolio with projects. The estimated traffic on the first month will be 200K visits and about 500 signups by designers/developers. We are not sure what we should consider regarding server's specifications. Are there any data or way to simulate-calculate our needs? Our initial thought was to go with a 4 cpus, 5TB transfer server. Yet again, we don't know if such server is satisfactory or not. We just don't want to see the server go down. Any advice, guidance will be really helpful. Thank you.
on 2014-01-28 23:06