If you wish you could just push to your git repository and then have your application automatically update itself, then you should have a look at DigitalOcean's App Platform.
This offering is a sort of secret weapon that allows you to customize your application with the services you need and then simply push to deploy.
There's no outsourcing to 3rd party databases, etc. It's all included in DigitalOcean's offering. So, you just pick what you need and then set the app to deploy.
DigitalOcean's App Platform also works for static sites. So, if you're running a build of your blog or JAMstack app, you'll find that App Platform already supports you.
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