Good Meteor app deployment options for non-profit apps?


#1

Hey guys,

I’m wondering what people are using for low budget or non-profit apps? (stuff that doesn’t really expect to be a highly profitable SaaS) I don’t need a MongoDB service, as I already have an mLab account I could use for a sandbox DB.

I know of NodeChef and Bluemix. Assuming mupx is still in working condition (I saw a lot of issues crop up), AWS EC2 is an option too. Anyone have any experiences to relate with NodeChef or Bluemix?


#2

Hello!

I’m also lauching a nonprofit (and open source) and I’m searching for free or low budget hosting. Right now I’m paying a DO droplet from my own pocket, but that won’t scale.

I wonder if Galaxy will host nonprofits / open source projects.

How did you end up, @ffxsam? Any tips?

If any Galaxy employee reads this, could you help out? Couldn’t find a proper communication channel to get that answered.


#3

I have used modulus with success, easy setup, autoscale options, but you can start with a cheap instance.
Digital Ocean is also an option, less expensive but with more time spent on configuration.


#4

Azure App Service is easy to setup, backed by an SLA, comes with auto-scale, zero-downtime deployment & collocates with mLab sandbox databases.

Microsoft offers 3 years of free hosting ($150/month/developer for up to 5 accounts) through the BizSpark program which also includes technical support & complimentary access to software i.e Windows, Office 365, SQL Server, etc.