What's (generally) the best way to organize hosting for a large project?

I’m looking into hosting options for a project I’m working on that’s fairly large. There is a Node.js backend, two React web apps, and two React Native apps. I’m not exactly sure how to structure the hosting.

Should I have a Digital Ocean project for each app (i.e. one for the backend, two for the web apps, and two for the mobile apps, so five in total), or would one be sufficient? And as for Droplets, can I have everything running on one droplet (or multiple apps on one droplet), or should I split it up into five droplets?

Thanks for any advice!

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September 13, 2022

Hello @developersray

Additionally, if the project is likely to expand and have multiple people working on it, I’ll recommend building it under a Teams Accounts.

Use Teams to securely collaborate on projects with unlimited users, two-factor authentication, and all of your projects on a single bill. Just the essentials to go from zero to working in a few minutes. How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.


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September 13, 2022

Hi @developersray,

I recommend doing it in one Project rather than splitting it into multiple DigitalOcean projects. After all, this is one project so I believe it should be placed into one.

Regarding the Number of Droplets, this is all up to you. What you can do is separate Frontend from Backend into different Droplets however don’t go overboard just yet. Try with one frontend and one backend droplets, you can always add more and upgrade your resources in the future if needed.