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Best Hosting Providers for Meteor App: NodeChef vs Galaxy Hosting Features Comparison. 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. NodeChef NodeChef is a Javascript app hosting platform. The platform focusses completely on Node.js and MongoDB apps. Galaxy Galaxy is a platform dedicated towards Metoer apps and it is provided by the Meteor Development Group. The following table is designed to help you understand the features that both platforms provide.

Hosting is often one of the biggest expenses for Developers especially as many have no funding. If you have any questions we invite you to email us at info@nodechef.com. Building a Slack Clone in Meteor.js (Part 5): Meteor Deployment. This is the fifth, and last, of a five-part series on building a Slack clone using Meteor.

The aim of these tutorials are not just for you to blindly follow instructions, but it’s our hope that you’ll understand the thought process and reasoning behind the architecture. So far, we have been working on our local machine, chatting to ourselves. We need to deploy it on a server so other people can chat with us! So in the last article of the series, we’ll focus on how deploy our awesome application for the world to see. You can host your application on Meteor’s own infrastructure using meteor deploy, or on your own infrastructure. meteor deploy If you’ve tried out our demo you’d have noticed the URL is something.meteor.com – on the meteor.com domain.

. $ meteor deploy d4nyll-slack.meteor.com Deploying to d4nyll-slack.meteor.com. Deployment requires you to have a Developer account. It’ll take some time while Meteor minify and upload your files. Own Domain Notice the period (.) in the ‘hostname’. Building a Slack Clone in Meteor.js (Part 5): Meteor Deployment. Building your own Meteor Galaxy hosting setup with Digital Ocean.

So you want to build your own Meteor hosting setup, eh? Let me just start off by saying this is probably a bad idea. I recently wrote about how it shouldn't matter to you if Meteor scales to a million people or not because you should spend your time on finding a good product/market fit first. Similarly, you shouldn't spend time on DevOps to save $15-$30 a month on hosting costs, because your time is worth money and you should spend that time/money on finding that product/market fit.

I love DevOps and Digital Ocean (get a $10 credit with that link), so I built the extensive hosting setup as a learning process. I thought maybe if I shared my experience and configs, it might help save you some time and headache too. This article covers: Deploying to multiple servers with Meteor UpLoad balancing with Nginx and sticky sessionsDoing out of band health checks with our proxySetting up Meteor to work with IP Addresses and our proxy config The challenge of scaling Meteor Let's add the SSL support...

Deploying a Meteor app to Galaxy – a step-by-step guide – Coder Chronicles. Meteor recently announced that they will not continue to support free hosting, starting March 25. Luckily, there are several low-cost hosting options out there, including Meteor’s own Galaxy hosting, which has a pay-as-you-go option. Here is walk-through of how to deploy a Meteor app to Galaxy. The folks at Galaxy do provide their own instructions for deploying, but I found I had to do a lot of jumping around to figure everything out, and thought I’d instead create a streamlined tutorial. 1.

It’s a good idea to create a dummy app just to be used for learning purposes and ensure that you’re able to deploy an app properly to your target environment before trying to deploy your “real” app, so let’s do that. In your terminal, type meteor create [app-name] Go ahead and run your app locally just to make sure everything was set up properly: cd [app-name] meteor You should now be able to view the default Meteor app at in your browser. 2.

Go to the Galaxy Signup page. 3. 4. 5. Deploying Meteor with Jenkins and MUPX | Tim Broddin. So, you’ve created a great Meteor app and now you want to deploy it? There are several options to do this: Use a NodeJS hosting provider like Modulus.io, Heroku or NodeChef.Host on Meteor’s own Galaxy.Deploy on your own server. I like the last option, since it’s very cheap to get a server on DigitalOcean or Vultr and I like the feeling of having control over my setup. The easiest way to deploy to your own server is MUPX by Arunoda Susiripala. MUPX is the successor to MUP, and deploys clean Docker containers. For a quick overview of MUPX, read the documentation here. Now having to type mupx deploy after every major change to your app can get a pain in the ass. I assume you use Git. Enter Jenkins. There are some really cool services for continuus integration like Travis CI, CodeShip and others, but they are rather expensive.

A Meteor project, configured for MUPX (or MUP). The first step is creating a new Droplet. Ssh root@the-ip You will now be asked to change your password. Apt-get update. DigitalOcean ❤ Meteor 1.3. DigitalOcean ❤ Meteor 1.3 Install Meteor 1.3 beta 5 on Ubuntu 14.04.3 x64 via DigitalOcean with MupX A lot of change and deprecation for Meteor 1.3 and also mup, As we did deploy with mup before. So it’s about time to revisit!

Good news is I didn’t have any real production with Meteor yet. So I still happy with it. ;) Server side We’ll use new DigitalOcean droplet like we already did here. . $ ssh root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Oops! WARNING! This can affect your user experience significantly, including the ability to manage packages. Sudo apt-get install language-pack-UTF-8 or sudo locale-gen UTF-8 To see all available language packs, run: apt-cache search “^language-pack-[a-z][a-z]$” To disable this message for all users, run: sudo touch /var/lib/cloud/instance/locale-check.skip Hint : Suggestion above didn’t work for me so don’t bother. # Check locale root@foo:~# locale You should see what missing there. # Fix locale # Recheck locale Now you should see Great!

Root@foo:~# exit Local Side # Install Meteor # Get mupx. Déployer un projet meteor sur une instance Amazon EC2. Je travaille actuellement sur une application en Meteor, n'ayant pas de serveur node.js, j'ai décidé de tester Amazon EC2. A la création d'un compte AWS, on a le droit à une instance gratuite, peu de ressource mais suffisant pour mon projet dans un permier temps.

Créer une instance EC2 Le processus est plutôt simple, il vous suffit de créer un compte amazon, si vous n'en avez pas, et de vous rendre ici : pour souscrire au service EC2. Ensuite choisissez le modèle de VM qui vous intéresse, pour ma part, j'ai choisi une Ubuntu (car elle est compatible avec mup (meteor up) pour le déploiement).

Le processus de création est simple, laissez vous guider. Bien que vous puissiez profiter d'une instance gratuite, vous devrez fournir vos informations banquaires. Une fois votre instance créée, vous obtiendrez les informations nécessaires à la gestion dans votre dashboard EC2 : Déployer avec Meteor Up Installation de mup npm install -g mup Initialisation mup init mup setup. How do I host multiple Meteor apps on one DigitalOcean Droplet - @juliancwirko. I know that there are plenty of articles about hosting Meteor apps on DigitalOcean. I’m not a specialist in this area, but I thought that I could write down some of my experiences related to that kind of work, which should be done from time to time and sometimes there just is no other way.

I must confess that I don't find it super exciting, but that’s just me. You can treat this article as another way to achieve it and it is for sure for beginners. Of course, I assume that you know how to use command line and Ubuntu OS. Ok let's take a look at the problem and the solution. What I wanted was one cheap DigitalOcean droplet which can handle 2-3 rather simple and not very demanding Meteor apps at once.

You’re probably asking yourselves why you would use DigitalOcean when there are plenty of simpler solutions for Meteor. Let's take a look at what we will cover here: Creating DigitalOcean Droplet and configuring domains This part is really simple. You need domains for your Meteor apps. How do I host multiple Meteor apps on one DigitalOcean Droplet - @juliancwirko. How to deploy a Meteor app to Galaxy using CI (part 1) We think Galaxy is the best place to host a Meteor app and we have started hosting our clients' apps there. We have always used "Platform as a Service" (PaaS) hosting because even though they cost a bit more than DIY alternatives like Digital Ocean or AWS the total cost to our clients is much lower when people's time is taken into account.

Scaling up the server capacity takes no effort, and we don't have to worry about OS updates and all the little things that take work and can cause downtime (do you automate your log file rotation and archiving or will your app go down one day because the disk is full?). And we could never respond as quickly to critical security issues like DROWN or Heartbleed. This is what managing your production app should look like: But deployment should be automated using a Continuous Integration (CI) service because: There's no risk of deploying the wrong thing. There are many CI services, we use Semaphore. But how do I log in automatically?

It's not a problem though. Just Meteor - Professional Meteor development / consultancy. In the last post we talked about deployment with the NPM-Package Meteor Up. Today we want to take a closer look into the deployment of a Meteor application to Heroku. Heroku is a very nice PaaS provider which makes it dead easy to host your Application (it doesn’t matter if it’s a Node, Ruby, Python or other application) in the cloud.

You can scale your application in a matter of seconds and add addons (such as MongoDB Provider, Mailgun, …) to your application. You can easily deploy your newest version of your application with a simple git push command which is pretty neat! We won’t go into any details about Heroku here (I’m just a Heroku fan and not related to the company :-D). The first thing you need to do is to install the Heroku toolbelt. Sign up for Heroku here. Because Heroku uses a Git-Repository where you push your code to when deploying your application you need to add Git version control to your Meteor application (if not already done). cd into your applications folder and run:

Meteor 1.3 & Docker, the right way. The trick for Docker to not recreate node_modules every time is to only upload the files that we need. For this purpose, we need to transfer only package.json from Meteor and our own package.json, then run npm install for each, and store the resulting folder. We can do it as follows: At lines 3 & 4 we’re installing the dependencies for the meteor internal package.json.Next, on lines 6 & 7 we’re doing the same but for our own packages.After that, we just need to make symbolic links so Meteor knows where node_modules is.

I commented the last line since I don’t build for cordova, but if you need it, you can just uncomment it. After this, docker is going to build us two containers. One with the contents the server packages and the other with our needed packages. Migrating from Meteor Hosting (.meteor.com) to my own VPS. Migrating from Meteor Hosting (.meteor.com) to my own VPS Sad news — the free and simple hosting provided by Meteor is coming to an end (as do all things), and so if you want to keep your apps, you need to migrate them to another host. I followed the steps below with a brand new Digital Ocean droplet, but this should work with any VPS you have access to. If you don’t have access to a VPS, check out this article. You’ll also need to configure SSH access using a key, but that’s not too complicated. Deploying the app The first step is to get the most recent version of the app itself — I know you’re using source control, so that won’t be a problem. Git clone <your-repo> Now, you’re going to use a tool called Meteor Up.

Sudo npm install -g mupxmupx init Meteor Up needs to use a settings file for Meteor, so if you have any custom entries in a settings.json file or something like that, you’ll need to migrate your entries into the new settings.json file that mupx has created. mupx setup mupx deploy . Ngrok - secure introspectable tunnels to localhost. Ngrok - secure introspectable tunnels to localhost. One Galaxy for Everyone. We are excited to announce that Galaxy is now generally available to everyone. Today, we are releasing Galaxy at a simple, pay-as-you-go price (starts at $0.035/container hour) that delivers reliable cloud hosting with features that simplify devops for anyone building Meteor apps at any scale.

Since December, individual developers using Galaxy Developer Edition have consistently told us they want more production-quality features like larger stable containers, high availability, and prerendering support. At the same time, teams with larger apps on Galaxy Professional Edition want more flexibility in their pricing and container options. Based on this, we’ve unified the flexibility of utility pricing with every Galaxy feature into a single product that scales with your app and business needs.

Any developer can now access all Galaxy features at a pay-as-you-go price, including: Stable containers at any size: Choose the right container size for your apps. See you on Galaxy! Setting up a simple Continuous Deployment pipeline for Meteor. When migrating trombone to Meteor 1.3 I ran into some difficulties with my super-cheap mup to Digital Ocean deployments, and with development on Meteor Up in limbo between the new mupx and the old mup I decided to switch to a "proper" PaaS.

Of course, I looked straight to the Meteor Development Group's offering, Galaxy, which was released last year - but it turns out to be quite expensive. A single container runs to ~$25/month, and you have to host your own database (compose.io offers these from $31/month) - so running a decent sized app with some staging environments will quickly add up. Luckily there's a new (and much cheaper) kid on the block called nodechef. It's $9 for their cheapest 128MB container, with a database bundled in, and they even handle auto-renewing Lets Encrypt SSL certificates.

I'm going to show you how to setup a Continuous Deployment pipeline, with a Staging and Production environment, automated testing and deployment for Meteor apps. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. . #! $ chmod +x . Tips for Deploying Meteor 1.3 App to AWS EC2 | ZephyrRapier. Hey Guys, Recently I have been exploring Meteor framework, which is quite appealing and interesting for a guy just mastered Django framework.

While, both of them have pro and cons but Meteor is more concise and undoubtably suitable for some simple, real-time, interactive applications. Writing Meteor Application may be a wonderful journey but deploying it on AWS EC2 was not a pleasant experience to me, which is full of pitfalls and trails and errors as I have spent over 20 hours to deploy the Meteor App to AWS EC2 with MongoDB installed successfully. Thus let me share my experience here and hopefully be helpful to you. Setup a free tier of AWS EC2 is relatively simple and straightforward. 1.

I. For the latest Meteor 1.3, you would use mupx as your deployment tool rather than the mup, as the first one is better for the latest Meteor and using docker technique. npm install -g mupx II. For example, /Parent directory |–/MyMeteorApp |–/MyMeteorApp-deployment III. init mupx init IV. mup.json } } V. Or. Week 14 MUP, NGINX, HTTPS · annotatAR.