How to make my mysql dbase working

Hello, It’s my first time deploying a project so there are many things I dunno how to do. In detail I’ve a Laravel/Docker/GraphQL connected to mysql database that work perfectly in local. It is connected to two Vue.js projects that work as frontend and backend. Yesterday I deployed all the projects (Laravel + Vue.js) but at the moment I don’t know how to do make the database working. Should I change my .env file on Laravel? In case, how? Should I create a database on DigitalOcean and somehow connect it my code? In case, how? I apologize if the questions are stupid but as I said I’m newbie in deploying and I don’t know how to do things.

Thank you for your help Valerio

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November 17, 2022

Hi @8f0e7f4152d640ae9e71b26f202a0,

There are two ways to go about the problem.

One, you can install MySQL on your Droplet, add the connection in your env file OR use DigitalOcean Managed Databases and again update your env file to match those links.

Here is a link to the Managed Database section:

With the Docs being here:

and how to connect your Droplet to your Managed Database here:

If you want to use the First option, you’ll need to install MySQL and configure a DB user which then you can use to connect from your Laravel App:

Lastly, I just remember that you can use the Laravel MarketPlace Droplet that comes pre-installed with everything you need:

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