Procedure to create a remote couchdb database

In order to run element-api in production you will need to define a ELEMENT_COUCHDB_REMOTE in your .env file. There are plenty of ways to host a CouchDB instance (including using Docker) but here we will show how to do it on IBM cloud because it is free (up to 1GB of data)

Registering an IBM Cloud account

Creating the database

Creating a service credential