I never used digital ocean before and was wondering if it is suitable to host the following web app
front end react web app (with SSL) --> backend flask api --> backend docker container
which services should I look at to host this to start?
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Yes, DigitalOcean can host these Apps for you. There are a couple of ways to go. I’ll recommend a Droplet that you fully manage or using the App Platform.|
App Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that allows developers to publish code directly to DigitalOcean servers without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. It allows you to use any technology you need that has been mentioned here:
Now, a Droplet is practically a server that comes with installed Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and other similar Linux distributions. The Droplet however comes without anything except the OS installed, you’ll need to install and configure everything on your end. More experienced users prefer to use the Droplets as they have more control of the situation.
Additionally, there are pre-built images providing some help with the installations which you can check here:
however, I don’t believe there are any with react and flask already done.
Anyway, you have 2 choices which I think are equally good.