MongoDB Atlas with Meteor: Step-by-Step Guide


Recently published a step by step guide to using MongoDB Atlas with Meteor Galaxy (you can follow the guide even if you’re using different Meteor hosting options). Check it out here.

We have been using Atlas for some of our projects at OK GROW! since August and so far we have been enjoying the experience.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. :slight_smile:


Very awesome! Cheers


Thanks for writing this up. I’ve had my eye on Atlas for a while and I look forward to hearing how it’s going performance-wise. I guess that’ll be the next post? :wink:


Hopefully, in the next article, we will include a performance aspect along with our experience to date.

I’d like to add that their support staff has been awesome so far, really fast in getting a response (hoping this continues). They also seem to be actively improving Atlas, I have noticed updates in their FAQ, Guide and also Atlas’s UI since signing up.


Excuse me, I don’t know any experience with Mongo Hosting.
The price for create new one Cluster is for one database name.
Or we could create more database on One cluster???


Meteor by default only connects/uses 1 database in a cluster. But you can create multiple databases inside a cluster etc. if you wish or have other apps connecting to different DB’s in the same cluster.

The pricing has changed slightly since writing this article. You can get 1 free shared cluster which has limited functionality for dev purposes etc. which you could try out.

It’s free to signup to MongoDB Atlas and when setting up the cluster you can change all the params whilst showing you how this will effect costs! It is hands down the best experience I have had from the various DB hosting services out there that I have used in the past.

Hope this helps!


@cfnelson Thanks, but after I create Cluster: myTesting, I can’t see/find any option to create database name.
But I try to use cmd to connect the cluster, It is work find with database name = cluster name.
(I use free testing account)
Could explain?


You can connect to the cluster via the shell and create a DB, see here for example. Atlas gives you the shell command to connect to your cluster which you can copy.

NOTE: There are some limitations to the free tiers -> M0 Free Tier and M2/M5 shared clusters have a maximum of 100 databases and 500 collections total. See here for full limitations.

If your trying to create additional databases via the UI, you can only do this with the Data Explorer as far as I am aware, which isn’t available for the free tier.


Very thanks again for your explain.
But now I have problem with Mup deploying config
Mup Config for Mongo Atlas
Please help me again.