How much does it cost to maintain a mobile app?

Hey everyone, I am noob when it comes to servers and having hard time what I need to run my mobile app using digital ocean because there are several categories in the pricing and I am unsure what all I need. I would like to explain with an example:

  • I am building a mobile with a bunch of APIs that I built and the data is stored in postgresql.

To maintain that application what all categories should I choose for paying in digital ocean?


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The exact configuration and pricing would really depend on the application itself and things like expected traffic, complexity, resources requirement and etc.

What you could do is:

  • For the PostgreSQL requirement, you could go with a managed PostgreSQL cluster:

This starts at $15/mo or $0.02232/hr.

  • Regarding the application itself, you could deploy it on a Droplet. The pricing would depend on the size of the Droplet, you could find the pricing for all Droplets available here:

If you are initially not expecting a lot of traffic you could start small and scale up as needed.

What I personally like to do is to do a stress test for my apps, that way I know how much traffic my current setup can handle and plan scaling up as needed:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby