so I’ve been considering hosting my applications on DigitalOcean.
It’s a React frontend application and a NodeJS express backend API application with MySQL database, should I choose in this case 2 droplets (1 for frontend and 1 for backend with the managed database) or can this be done on 1 droplet with managed database.
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My opinion is that it depends on you. Is one better for you than the other? Due to the fact that you used it according to your own will, not due to someone else’s suggestion. There is a possibility that you won’t benefit from the app that someone recommended.
Well, I think It depends on you. Which is best for you nor which is not for you? Because you used it according to your own will not either someone’s suggestion. Maybe the app that someone recommended is good for him not for you.
You can’t use this setup on one Droplet hosting all if you want to use a Managed Database. What you can do is either have one Droplet that hosts your frontend and backend alongside MySQL together or have a Droplet for your frontend and get a Managed Database.
Either way would be fine. If you intend your App to get a lot of traffic, I’ll suggest separating the frontend and the Dabatase (Managed Database). Otherwise, if you don’t expect a lot of traffic in the beginning, one Droplet should suffice.