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does it make sense to use three droplets for my app?

I have an app which relies on one instance of mongoDB, one of elasticsearch, and a nodeJS app.

Typically, would a user run such a project with one droplet or three? I’m happy to use docker to set up mongo and elasticsearch too.

Any other tips?

Thanks for your advice!

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Really will depend on users/requests. If it’s just a small app for development proof of concept you could run it all on one droplet.

If you are expecting to scale it to >100 requests a minute, 2 (or 3) would be good places to start. Keeping nodeJS and mongo would be very beneficial.


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This question was answered by @ethandrower:

Really will depend on users/requests. If it’s just a small app for development proof of concept you could run it all on one droplet.

If you are expecting to scale it to >100 requests a minute, 2 (or 3) would be good places to start. Keeping nodeJS and mongo would be very beneficial.

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