Simple, Flexible Pricing

Pay only for what you use, prorated to the hour. Change container sizes at any time.

Bare Metal App and Database Containers

Memory & CPU per app container

  • 128 MB
    1 CPU
  • 256 MB
    1 CPU
  • 512 MB
    2 CPU
  • 1 GB
    4 CPU
  • 2 GB
    4 CPU
  • 4 GB
    8 CPU

Instances (Number of processes)

The number of containers that will run your application. Adding more containers provides high availability, more CPU power to increase the throughput per second of the application and also improves the latency of high traffic applications.

  • MongoDB-Leaf
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • Redis

PostgreSQL Hosting

RAM autoscales 100 MB for every 1 GB of storage and runs on bare metal with local SSD.

Database Replication (Optional)

Total Hot Standby nodes?

MySQL Hosting

RAM autoscales 100 MB for every 1 GB of storage and runs on bare metal with local SSD.

Database Replication (Optional)

Total Hot Standby nodes?

Redis Hosting

RAM autoscales at increments of 128 MB and runs on bare metal with optional persistance.

Database Replication (Optional)

Total secondaries?

MongoDB Hosting

RAM autoscales 100 MB for every 1 GB of storage and runs on bare metal with local SSD.

Database Replication (Optional)

Enable replication?
3 Node cluster with a primary, secondary and arbiter


App memory: 0 MB

App instances: 0

DB Engine: MongoDB

DB memory: 0 MB

DB storage: 0 GB

Redis cache: 0 MB


What is included in the price

Rock solid architecture

  • 99.9% uptime SLA
  • Elastic load balancing and auto fail over
  • Rule based automatic scaling & alerting
  • Zero downtime deployments (Rolling updates)
  • Unmatched CPU performance (Bare metal)
  • Container startup bash scripts to install custom binaries
  • Realtime App container metrics
  • Free multi domain SSL certificate (Letsencrypt)
  • IPv6 ready & Websockets
  • One click or command deploy and update
  • Routing rules & Wildcard Domains
  • Free static assets hosting
  • Application and HTTP logs access
  • Load balancer metrics (Response & Connect
    latency, RPS, Ingress & Egress)
  • Email alerts on container state change
  • Team collaboration

High performance databases

  • Dedicated database instance
  • Dedicated bare metal container (RAM, CPU, I/O)
  • High performance local SSD
  • Database runs on up to 8 CPUs
  • Slow query analyzer
  • Index suggestions and automated indexing (MongoDB).
  • Continuous backups and Point in time restore
  • Backups archiving to your own S3 bucket
  • 24*7 Database monitoring
  • Real-time and historical metrics + Logs
  • Data migration to NodeChef with zero downtime (MongoDB)
  • Import CSV/JSON. Data transformations included
  • Zero-downtime vertical scaling
  • NodeChef cloud search and SQL Analytics Integration
  • Oplog Access (MongoDB) & SSL connections
  • Authentication enabled by default
  • Fork databases and collections (MongoDB)

Object Storage

The simplest way to store, serve, backup, and archive any amount of media, key value data, web content, images, and static files for your applications. Fast key lookups on SSD storage. Amazon S3 compatible. Billed USD $5 per 5 GB. No data transfer charges. No additional charges for PUT, GET, COPY, or other operations.

Estimate Cost

0 GB Disk

Background Jobs

Managed solution to run cron and event based background jobs written in any language at scale. Sized for development shops of any size.


512 MB RAM
60 mins Timeout
Unlimited Jobs


1024 MB RAM
60 mins Timeout
Unlimited Jobs


2048 MB RAM
60 mins Timeout
Unlimited Jobs

Price as shown above is per container. You can extend the Job timeout period from the dashboard if required. Each concurrent container run per job or jobs that happen to be executing at the same time also incurs additional cost as separate containers will be launched by the platform.

Meteor APM

Monitor Meteor related performance metrics, trace publications and methods in real-time. Meteor APM docs →


1 host
4 days data retention
+$10/mo each additional host


Unlimited host
7 days data retention

Discourse Forums

Managed Discourse forum hosting platform optimized for scale, reliability, speed and security.
Create a Discourse forum →


5 GB S3 storage
1 GB Database
100k Pageviews
Free SSL Certificate
Custom Domain

Each additional 100k pageviews cost an extra $10/month.
Each additional 1GB of database storage cost an extra $7/month.
Each additional 5GB of file storage cost an extra $5/month.

NodeChef support

Standard support is available to all NodeChef users, but premium support can guarantee a response for your most critical apps when you need it most, 24×7×365. A Customer Solutions Architect can help you get the most out of your app with expert 1-on-1 consulting.


Business Hour Support – 9 AM to 6 PM EST
1+ Day Response Time.
Forum Support


24 x 7 Support
4 Hours Response SLA
30 minutes Critical SLA
Access to architectural reviews
Phone support when necessary
5 support cases per calendar month


24 x 7 Support
1 Hour Response SLA
30 minutes Critical SLA
Access to architectural reviews
Phone support when necessary
Unlimited support cases per calendar month

Frequently asked questions

  • Am I charged when I enter a credit card?

    Your card is charged the first time you provision an instance on NodeChef, this charge is considered as credit towards your account. We only charge you again when your credit runs out and you are still running Apps on NodeChef

  • How am I billed for my instances?

    All containers on your account are billed hourly. When you provision your first App on NodeChef, your card is charged an amount equal to the expected monthly cost. This serves as credit to your account. You can scale up and down or even add new containers anytime. When your have exhausted your credit, you will then be billed to cover the current and expected monthly costs.

  • Do you charge for stopped app containers?

    Yes, app and database containers in a stopped state continue to reserve dedicated system resources (RAM, SSD storage) and therefore incur charges until you destroy the containers. If you wish to no longer accumulate charges, please Delete the containers as follows: From the dashboard, navigate to deployments > deployed apps. Find your app listed under the displayed table and use the destroy option to delete your app. All billing obligations for this app will be stopped immediately.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    No, we do not offer refunds. If there are extenuating circumstances, please open up a ticket with our support team.