It takes enough work to learn this entirely new stack. I wanted to offload some of the tedious administrative stuff. I realized, I can use a database from my GoDaddy account. Yay! I created my database, username, and password.
I installed MySQL Workbench on my MacBook, added the connection, and immediately started creating tables. Well...actually, not quite. Lot's of things still work the way I'm expecting, but not everything. I've created one table, and It will take some reading and practice to do even this well. I'm just grateful that I remembered I could just use a database on my web host and avoid the maintenance of a database server.