Using Connection Strings to Connect to Cloud Services

Adrienne Domingus
2 min readJul 29, 2020

Unless a website is static, it almost certainly connects to other cloud services such as databases or caches that are hosted on servers other than the ones on which main application is running. Connection strings are used to identify where to find the server running the service, what type of driver to use (Postgres, Redis, AMQP, etc.), and what credentials to access it with.