Free plan cold start is very slow

It’s been like 20 minutes and it is still cold starting. Is this expected of the free plan?

EDIT: I gave up, then tried updating to Essentials plan, restarted the app in Settings, and the app shows this error:

503 Service Unavailable: No endpoints to handle the request. If you're the owner of this app, see this article for more information: http://bit.ly/2uCFzOo (7)

I’m trying the GitHub Push to Deploy feature, and have not tried pushing via the CLI. Maybe that’s the issue?

I decided to try the meteor deploy command instead, and that finished after 10+ minutes. But it failed with

Error deploying application: Application is too large (maximum 367001600 bytes). Consider moving static assets to a separate
static hosting service.

How can I calculate locally how big the app is? My public folder is only 159MB, and app code is small compared to that. Where’s the rest? Does it include node_modules?

Your public folder sounds 159MB larger than it should be. “Public folder” comes from a pre-CDN era.

@paulishca The public folder is actually smaller than the limit in the error message. Is there something else? Does it look at the size of node_modules perhaps?