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Production-grade SaaS infrastructure for $200/month


#21

The add-on gets pricey as you grow (my log output is 500MB a day now despite the fact I trim/filter out a lot of stuff already). I am looking for alternatives.


#22

I switched from heroku to nanobox.io + linode, I cut my hosting cost by 3 times. Nanobox is like heroku, but it uses docker components and can choose your own hosting. It manages the entire infrastructure for you and also help you scale from the dashboard.


#23

What I’ve found when researching for The Cloud Hosting Handbook is that bootstrappers often prefers to spend a little more (or much more, depending on the case) and leave the operational details of a production infrastructure to PaaS like Heroku.

It ultimately depends on how do you want to spend your time: an experienced sysadmins may have all the necessary knowledge and experience to set up a robust production infrastructure quickly and saving money which would have been spent in services (PaaS, managed hosting) otherwise.


#24

This is true. My hosting is around $700 per month which is not cheap, but I can easily spin up new instances, services like Redis cache, new DBs, blob storage, serverless functions and whatever I want for no real effort.


#25

This statement is self-contradicting a bit.

Bootstrappers by definition should prefer to spend less.

However, due to lack of system administration knowledge or lack of time they may be forced to spend more.