We automatically adjust the size of the cloud droplets used depending on your total simulated user count. The primary limitation when load testing is CPU, so the more CPU power (and more reliable it is) the better the test performs.
|Users||Slug||Description||Workers per VM|
|<50,000||c2||CPU Optimized 2vCPUs 4GB||2|
|50,000-100,000||c4||CPU Optimized 4vCPUs 8GB||4|
|>100,000||c8||CPU Optimized 8vCPUs 16GB||6|
Certain DigitalOcean accounts (brand new ones, non-verified, without a credit card, etc) will be prevented by them from running high performance droplets. You can log a ticket with DigitalOcean with the following message to get access:
Hello, I would like to request access to launch c2, c4, and c8 droplets on my DigitalOcean account. Please can you confirm whatever verification I need to do in order to have the CPU optimized droplets enabled. I will be using them for load testing my website. Thank you
Contact us if you continue to have any issues with the launching of cloud instances.