I was actually going the route of having a DO droplet where I have my node app and its postgres db all in. And that would be already my production environment.
So as long as I am willing to invest "routine care and feeding", it should be ok?
I don't know anything about DigitalOcean specifically, but in principle yes. If it's a container or vm, make sure your data directory is in a permanent volume instead of ephemeral storage.
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