Best plan to choose for react and nodejs apps

hello, so I’ve been considering hosting my applications on digitalocean. It’s a React frontend application and a NodeJS express backend API application with MySQL database, should I choose in this case 2 droplets (1 for frontend and 1 for backend with the managed database) or can this be done on 1 droplet with managed database.

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Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, I could suggest taking a look at the following page that would also give you very good directions on what type of Droplet to choose based on your needs:



Hi @lovableazureshrimp,

Both your solution will work. It can work with one Droplet as well however my recommendation would be 1 Droplet with a Managed Database.

The Managed Database will make your life easier in terms of you not needing to manage it and as such, I think it’s a really good idea.

In terms of the size of the Droplet for our frontend, I’ll recommend starting with the smallest Droplet and upgrading in the future in case you need it