Meteor Hosting Options
Meteor is a fast and accessible framework for building Node.js apps. It makes building MVPs and learning web development very accessible. There are multiple Meteor hosting options currently available.
Galaxy is Meteor’s own platform-as-a-service for Meteor apps. It uses Docker, AWS, and is fast to setup. Pricing starts at $0.04/hour. It is important to note that Galaxy does not include a database layer. You will need to use an additional provider like Compose, mLab, MongoDB Atlas or ScaleGrid for database hosting.
NodeChef is dedicated platform for Node.js and MongoDB apps that features a single
deploy command. Unlike Galaxy it does include a database layer. Pricing starts at $9/month and includes automatic SSL certificate provisioning, installation and renewal, wildcard domain management and caching of static assets.
If you’re comfortable doing basic server configuration, for as little as $5/month you can host your entire Meteor application on Digital Ocean. I’m a big fan. You’ll need to use Meteor Up, but otherwise it’s pretty straight forward.
A new option, free deployments using Zeit’s Now platform. Still has some quirks but Zeit publishes amazing software so an option to watch going forward.
Heroku is the grandaddy of platform-as-a-service providers so it is surpising they don’t have dedicated Meteor support. However with the Meteor Buildpack Horse you can get up and running quickly.