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On top of what’s already been mentioned. MySQL is also available as a one-click install application via our marketplace which you can check here:
Hope that this helps!
So, as already told, it doesn’t come by default and there are a couple of ways to get an MySQL Database. You can try the DigitalOcean Managed Database which manages your database for you so you don’t have to worry:
Having said that, you can install your own MySQL on your $4/MO Droplet and manage it on the Droplet.
Check this tutorial on how to achieve this:
MySQL is only supported by Managed Databases (Production DB on App Platform. You can add a dev database or an existing DigitalOcean database to your app at any time. Dev databases only support PostgreSQL at this time.
Additional development databases are $7.00 per month per 512MB database. Refer to below links for more insights:
Hope this helps!
Cheers, Sri Charan