how to connect mysql database to my java app

Hello I am trying to deploy a java app on my droplet. but the matter is how can i connect my mysql database with my java app. and how do i know, whether my database is connected to my app or not? i am using tomcat.

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Hi @smehsan, there are a few things that you need to do:

  1. Shut down Tomcat
  2. Install the MySQL DB driver
  3. Configure your Tomcat to connect to your MySQL
  4. Start Tomcat

I recommend checking this article here on how to do that, just skip step 4: