Database hosting DO hosting vs Droplet/Marketplace vs Kubernetes

Posted February 5, 2021 313 views

I want to make some database. From what i am looking for, the DO hosting cost me 15$ for 10gb. I read they do backup and monitoring, it that wort it? Or i can create one from the Maketplace starting at 5$ for 25gb, but i have to make the backup and monitoring i guest? Or i create one on my kubernetes cluster and use my 50gb that i already have, but i don’t see a lot of documentation, so i have to learn how to do backup/monitoring

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Hi there @chuckln25,

I would personally go for a Managed Database Cluster as it is very convenient. I like the fact that you can add read-only replicas at any time and scale vertically along with the backups and the option for a standby node in case of a failure.

Running your database on a Droplet is also an option, but you need to make sure that you have good backups in place and also make sure that you tweak the settings accordingly. If you are going for MySQL, you can follow the steps here on how to tweak your settings:

I would suggest Kubernetes, only if you have experience with containers and container orchestration.

I hope that this helps!