$25.00 monthly platform and support cost per instance

plus hourly AWS infrastructure cost

$150.00 monthly platform and support cost per instance

monthly platform and support cost per instance

$300.00 monthly platform and support cost per instance

plus hourly AWS infrastructure cost

$400.00 monthly platform and support cost per instance

plus hourly AWS infrastructure cost

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Itemized Cost

Platform & Support $25.00

AWS Infrastructure Costs

Compute Costs $0.00
Other Costs $0.00
Total Cost
$0.00* /month

* Estimate Only. Monthly estimate based on 720 hours of usage in the US East Region and additional hourly AWS service costs may apply. Contact Us for a Detailed Quote.

Solo Features

Optimized Platform Access

  • 1 Server
  • 12x5 Support Availability
  • Developer Center (Documentation & Forums) Access
  • Platform Support Requests
  • Self-Service Maintenance & Upgrades
  • AWS Supported Infrastructures
  • Official Stack Supported Languages
  • Official Stack Supported Data Stores


Standard Features

Guidance for your AWS/
RoR/Platform Deployment

  • Everything in Solo
  • Unlimited Servers
  • Unlimited Support Requests
  • Live Support via Phone
  • Assistance with Deployment, Upgrades, App & System Configuration

Premium Features

24 x 7 Proactive Stack Monitoring and Alerting

  • Everything in Standard
  • 24x7 Support Availability
  • Proactive Application Monitoring (Virtual Network Operations Center - VNOC)
  • Custom Crisis Communication Plan
  • 99.9% Platform SLA
  • Onboarding Services
  • Advanced Database Support
  • Major Database Upgrades
  • Database Analysis (2x per year @ $2,500/analysis)

Platinum Features

24 x 7 Enhanced Proactive FullStack Support

  • Everything in Premium
  • Minimum 4 Servers (Can be Unlimited)
  • Database Analysis (2x per year) @ No Cost
  • Proactive/Scheduled Maintenance Upgrades
  • Extended Solutions Support
  • Full Stack Support leveraging best Ruby to AWS experts
  • Scale up or down on your behalf
  • AWS Custom Component Support & Management
  • Infrastructure Security Scans & Defensive Consultations
  • 40 Hours/Year of Application & Development Consulting Services
  • Annual Health Checks
  • Custom Runbook
  • Custom End Point Monitoring

Pricing FAQ's

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 are set at AWS 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 pass-through the AWS On-Demand cost for instances, so you pay the same cost as AWS charge. 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.

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Ruby Optimized
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DevOp Engineers with Ruby Experience
Not available.
Dedicated AWS Infrastructure
It's not.
24/7 Global Support Teams
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Cost for 20 Servers Deployment
(AWS + support)
(AWS only)

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