Apologies in advanced for lack of knowledge in this kind of setting.
Background info that might be important:
So, I’m going to be deploying my app to a wordpress site managed by Dreamhost.
Upon talking to them, the best thing to do in my case is to bundle it to a Node.js program, since they support that (via Passenger).
Unfortunately, they do not offer MongoDB as a managed service, and furthermore the users that I intend to use to store individual user data is stored on a MySQL database, not a Mongo.
They said I can setup a MongoDB server through an
unmanaged service such as; 1) a dedicated server with root access or 2) a
self-managed web server on our cloud service DreamCompute.
My question is this:
Does a Node.js built from a Meteor application require a valid MongoDB? Or if I don’t use it, and find a way to integrate SQL to the Node app, could it just be disregarded as long as I don’t write any code calling MongoDB?
If not, is there a way to host a simple MongoDB that doesn’t require further cost to run aside from what we’re already paying Dreamhost?
Thanks again. I realize this is an odd question.