I am an android developer and don’t know so much about server side. I was using a simple hosting and firebase for my backend needs. However, now I need a high scale database. I want to use managed database mysql. Can I create a web service with only buying a mysql cluster or must I buy a droplet for my web service and use mysql cluster as a database ? Sorry if this question is so weird :)

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Hi @uzunapps,

You can get a MySQL cluster but it won’t be enough to host your application. You’ll need a place to store your files which will be as you said a droplet, unless I haven’t understood the question in which case, please let me know.

The MySQL Cluster distributed database provides high availability and throughput for your MySQL database management system. A MySQL Cluster consists of one or more management nodes (ndb_mgmd) that store the cluster’s configuration and control the data nodes (ndbd), where cluster data is stored. After communicating with the management node, clients (MySQL clients, servers, or native APIs) connect directly to these data nodes. I’ll urge you to read more on the topic, there is a really good tutorial here :

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-multi-node-mysql-cluster-on-ubuntu-18-04

Regards,
KFSys

by Anatoliy Dimitrov
by Hanif Jetha
The MySQL Cluster distributed database provides high availability and throughput for your MySQL database management system. This tutorial demonstrates how to install and configure a 3 node MySQL Cluster on Ubuntu 18.04 servers.
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