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How should I structure a Full stack app with the vue front-end, express for backend server and mongodb for database on digital ocean?

How should I structure a Full stack app with the vue front-end, express for backend server and mongodb for database on digital ocean? I expected to have around 10k users. Considering scaling, ease development, continuous integration, among others, should I use two $5 droplet for express and mongodb or one $5 droplet will be enough.

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Hello,

Just came across this question and wanted to suggest a few things for anyone who comes across this in the future:

  • Initially if you are not expecting a lot of traffic you could deploy all of the services on a single Droplet and then scale up as needed
  • Also DigitalOcean now offers Managed MongoDB databases, so if you have to scale you could easily do that with the Managed clusters:

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/managed-databases-mongodb/

Best, Bobby