App platform - run database as service

Is a service type component suitable for running a database, or does it lack permanent storage? I need to run ArangoDB.

If yes, how do I make a connection from the component running my app? I’ve tried listing a port under internal_ports for the database component, but I’m not able to connect.

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Hosting a DB in an App Platform service is not recommended because components run in ephemeral containers. For example, if the underlying hardware breaks we will automatically move your service to another, though it’s a new container and does not persist any data.

In this case you may want to look into using a Droplet to host your database and have your App hosting in App Platform.

Hope this helps!