How many WordPress websites can I host?

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Hi, I'd like to know how many WordPress websites I can host on your $5 Nanode Plan.

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There are a few things to consider with this question, so it's a bit hard to offer an exact estimate. As a test, I spun up 10 WordPress sites an a Nanode and there was more than enough space (more details below).

However, you may want to consider the types of sites you'll be hosting. Will you expect high traffic? Will you be hosting blogs or online stores? This could impact your decision when factoring in the resources accompanied with each plan.

To that end, our guide on How to Choose a Linode Plan may offer some further insight for you.

From a high level, the plan resources you'd want to be mindful of are:

  • Storage
  • Computing
  • Networking


Our $5 Nanode Plan has 25GB worth of storage. So, you could store as many sites that can fit within this capacity.

As far setting up multiple WordPress sites, you can refer to this guide from our Docs Team:

Install Multiple WordPress Instances

Then, to verify your storage usage, you can run a command like df -h to see how much available space you're working with.

As a test, I used our WordPress One-Click App to install a WordPress site.

After running df -h on this fresh install, you can see that 22GB is available:

$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda         25G  1.6G   22G   7% /

After a total of 10 Wordpress installations on this one Nanode, you can see that the available space has only decreased by 1GB:

$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda         25G  2.1G   21G  10% /

So, this demonstrates if you're going to be running a number websites, you should certainly have the space to do so - depending on the content.


Additionally, you'll want to keep in mind the variety of resources that come with each plan. If you're running many sites with lots of traffic and usage, you may encounter an issue with high CPU utilization as a Nanode has 1 compute core.

You'll also want to be mindful of outbound bandwidth and network transfer with a smaller plan. This post from our community site offers a great explanation on these networking concepts:

How does the monthly network transfer pool work?

No worries though. If you get started on a Nanode Plan and find you need a bit more juice, you can always Resize Your Linode to a larger plan directly from the Cloud Manager at any time.


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