I'm learning MongoDB currently so maybe the title of this question is worded poorly, but I'm looking to understand the scaling of Mongo better. I did some research on what DB would be best for my current needs and currently a standalone instance of Mongo fills that, but I'd like to plan for the future.
I'm trying to figure out the process of scaling up MongoDB. In my case the issue I foresee is an extremely large number of documents requiring bigger servers. I began to look up information on ways to solve this and the best way I could see was using Mongo's sharing capability. The only issue though is I don't understand the process of going from standalone to shards. Is there a document that can explain the process or is there a better way to handle such scaling?
Any help is appreciated while I'm learning this.