We ARE DevOps

With Engine Yard Cloud, do what you do best—develop Ruby on Rails, Node.js, or PHP apps—while we do what we do best—ensure your environment runs smoothly. After 1 Billion AWS hours, we’ve seen it all. You can be as hands on or hands off with AWS as you want. And, you can change your mind. Hands off today. Hands on tomorrow. Simply choose the plan that works for you and adjust when necessary.

Platform and Support Costs

Solo
$25
monthly per instance
For Prototypes & Demonstrations, consider Solo support. Solo support is limited to a single instance per environment.
Standard
$150
monthly per instance
For most of your Applications, consider Standard support. Our support engineers will help you deploy and manage your application.
Premium
$300
monthly per instance
For 24/7 Mission Critical Applications, consider Premium. With 24/7 monitoring, VNOC support, and database support, sleep well knowing our support engineers are there.

Infrastructure Costs

We offer a variety of AWS instance types and pass on a 10% discount on EC2 costs if you choose to use an Engine Yard provided AWS account. For more information on AWS pricing please refer to Amazon's Pricing Calculator. If you already have an AWS account and wish to use that, please see our Bring Your Own Credentials section below.

 
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500 AWS computer hours included.

How Does Our Pricing Compare to Other PaaS Alternatives?

With a reputation for reliability and support, you might think you can't afford to start with Engine Yard Cloud. We're here to get you started on the right foot and ensure your production environment runs smoothly as your app takes off. Mix and match support based on your needs: Standard support for your development environment, Premium support for your live mission critical apps.

Below are some typical average costs our customers are seeing versus other Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.

Development Environment
Support
  • Platform with Solo Support
Configuration
  • 1 t2.micro application and database instance
Cost
  • Platform & Support
    $25
  • Compute Costs
    $12
  • AWS Costs
    $2
  • Total
    $39
Comparison
  • $14 per month
    (2 Hobby PaaS)
Staging Environment
Support
  • Platform with Standard Support
Configuration
  • 1 t2.micro application instance
  • 1 t2.medium database instance
Cost
  • Platform & Support
    $300
  • Compute Costs
    $68
  • AWS Costs
    $14
  • Total
    $382
Comparison
  • $400 per month
    (8 Standard 2x PaaS)
Small Production
Support
  • Platform with Premium Support
Configuration
  • 2 c4.large application instance
  • 2 c4.large database instance
Cost
  • Platform & Support
    $1,200
  • Compute Costs
    $276
  • AWS Costs
    $55
  • Total
    $1,531
Comparison
  • $1,500
    (6 performance M PaaS)
Large Production Environment
Support
  • Platform with Premium Support
Configuration
  • 4 c4.large application instance
  • 2 c4.xlarge database instance
Cost
  • Platform & Support
    $1,800
  • Compute Costs
    $552
  • AWS Costs
    $110
  • Discount
    $50
  • Total
    $2,412
Comparison
  • $3,000
    (12 Performance M PaaS)

Have Your Own AWS Account?

Bring your own credentials and pay just for Engine Yard Cloud Support.

Platform
$25
Monthly per instance
(Limited to a single instance per Environment)
Standard
$150
Monthly per instance
Premium
$300
Monthly per instance

Start your free Engine Yard Cloud trial today!

500 AWS computer hours included.

FAQ

Q: How does Engine Yard pricing relate to the type and size of my server?
The only time this matters is the incremental, consumption based usage on the AWS EC2 side.  All Engine Yard PaaS and Support is the same once a support plan is selected for that Environment.
Q: How did we calculate the typical average costs our customers see?
We included the following discounts and assumptions in our average costs. Compute costs include a 10% discount for on-demand pricing. AWS costs are an estimate: 20% of compute costs. We determined comparison prices using Standard and Premium support costs and adding an extra $1,000 per month to the pricing of another PaaS on the market. Additional AWS charges may apply; these include snapshot storage, S3 storage for backups, elastic IP addresses, EBS volumes, bandwidth changes, and Elastic Load Balancers (if used).
Q: How does my selected support level (or levels) affect my price for Engine Yard services?
To compare what’s offered for each support level, review the Summary of Support Plans.
Q: What do additional AWS services cost?
Additional AWS service costs may apply, including Amazon S3, EBS, ELB, reserved IP addresses, and more. These additional services are provided through Engine Yard with 10% uplift from Amazon’s published pricing.
Q: What about instance costs when you have your own AWS account?
When you bring your own credentials from AWS, we don’t bill you for any AWS service. That still happens through your own AWS account. If you have any credits or special rates from AWS, those all still apply. To get started with Engine Yard Cloud, simply choose the level of support you need from us: Platform, Standard and/or Premium. Most customers typically have a mix of support levels to match their needs.
Q: If you go directly to Amazon, will you see a better price on AWS resources?
It depends. In most cases, the answer is no. We automatically pass any price reductions in IaaS costs to you, plus an additional 10% savings over regional IaaS prices. This is reflected on your monthly bill immediately. However, if you have buying power or a better price than On Demand, bringing your own credentials to Engine Yard may be advantageous for you.