Will private networking speed up the connection between droplets?

I’m a little confused about what is the practical use of a private networking. I want to create two droplets for my website, on for the php staff (server A) and another for mongodb database (server B). Should I enable private networking on these servers and use server B’s private ip for mongodb connection string on server A or this is not the correct use for private networking?

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Hey there,

Running a remote Database is a perfect use of Private Networking. You could further restrict the public interface access on Server B for added security.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean