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DigitalOcean create MySQL database cluster – The quick way

Are you trying to create the MySQL database cluster in DigitalOcean? We’ll help you with it.

MySQL database clusters help to achieve the dream of never-failing databases for our applications.

At Bobcares, we often receive requests regarding database clusters as part of our DigitalOcean Management Services.

Today, let’s discuss how our Support Engineers create MySQL database cluster in DigitalOcean.


Perks of creating a database cluster in DigitalOcean

Database clusters use more than one server to store the database content. In other words, it makes use of the processing power of multiple servers to serve the databases. Thus, it comes handy when there comes a large number of requests to your database, or site has heavy traffic.

Moreover, clusters also prevent database unavailability.

Let’s now discuss the major advantages of creating database clusters in DigitalOcean.

Usually, DigitalOcean supports three database engines. That is, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Redis databases.

And, we can easily create database clusters with just one click in the DigitalOcean.

These database clusters will be highly secure and scalable with free daily backup facility.

Also, in case of event failures, these managed databases will automatically switch data handling to a standby node. This helps in reducing downtime.


How we create a MySQL database cluster?

Recently, one of our customers approached us with a query. He wanted to create a MySQL database cluster in his DigitalOcean droplet.

So, our Support Engineers followed the below steps to create it.

1. Firstly, we select the “Databases” option from the Manage section.

Then, we navigate to Create>>Databases. It will take us to a “Create a database cluster” page.

2. Here, we can choose our desired database engine. So, we select MySQL from the options. DigitalOcean supports MySQL 8 version.

DigitalOcean create MySQL database cluster

3. Then, we have the “Choose a cluster configuration” section. We specify the number and size of the database here.

Also, we can add, remove, or resize nodes at any time after the cluster creation.

4. Next, we need to select the region for our database cluster under the “Choose a datacenter section“. Usually, for better performance, we create the database in the same region of the droplet.

5. And, the last section is “Finalize and Create“. Here, we choose a unique database cluster name and an existing project for this database cluster to belong to.

Finally, we click on the “Create a Database Cluster” button to create the MySQL database cluster.

That’s it. The Database cluster is ready now.


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In today’s article, we have discussed how our Support Engineers create a MySQL database cluster in DigitalOcean.


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