It has been over a month since we announced our public beta. Since then we are excited to say that over 200 Developers are actively using the platform to deploy their Meteor apps. One question that we hear often is along the lines of NodeChef features and how they compare with Galaxy. This is not surprising as NodeChef has emerged as a leader in providing "zero devops" hosting for Meteor apps.
Galaxy is a platform dedicated towards Meteor apps and it is provided by the Meteor Development Group. It simplifies deployment of Meteor apps.
The following table is designed to help you understand the features that both platforms provide. These platforms are actively being developed and so the table will continuously be updated when new features are introduced.
|Infrastructure||Dedicated bare metal containers||AWS VM spot instances|
|Support||Critical and non critical issues via email||Non critical issues.|
|NodeChef support only||Galaxy support only|
|Additional cost for Meteor support||Additional cost for Meteor support|
|Application container size||128 MB||512 MB|
|SSL certificates||Supported. Free Lets encrypt included||Supported. Free lets encrypt not included|
|Coordinated version updates||Yes||Yes|
|HTTP reverse proxy cache option||Yes||N/A|
|Dedicated database container||NodeChef includes database||Galaxy does not include database|
|Database Memory||100 MB||N/A|
|Database storage||1 GB||N/A|
|Support||Critical and non critical via email||N/A|
|Full text search engine||Yes||N/A|
Hosting is often one of the biggest expenses for Developers especially as many have no funding. NodeChef offers the lowest price and highest quality hosting for Meteor apps currently. We continue to make big investments in the platform. Stay tuned for more features announcement as we move towards general availability.
If you have any questions we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you deploy your apps to NodeChef.