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Railway 🇺🇸

Instantly deploy and scale applications

Railway is a relatively newer player in the cloud computing space, rapidly gaining traction for its unique approach to deploying web apps.

What makes Railway standout is how incredibly easy it is to get started, from deploying container based apps to setting up a managed database to scheduling cron jobs. This plus its usage-based billing model makes it a great option for launching projects and scaling them as needed without much operational overhead.

What's good about Railway

  • Super fast to deploy a container-based stack
  • You pay for actual usage, may result in big savings
  • Offers many deployment templates for common use cases

What does Railway do?

Here are some of the managed services that Railway offers:

Railway's Pricing

Railway combines a base subscription fee with usage-based pricing so that you can customize a plan for your needs and support requirements.

There are three plans available:

  • Hobby: $5/mo
  • Pro: $20/seat/mo
  • Enterprise: custom pricing

In addition to that, you also pay for the actual resources you consume each month. These include:

  • CPU: $20 per vCPU / mo
  • Memory: $10 per GB / mo
  • Network egress: $0.10 per GB used
  • Persistent volumes: $0.25 per GB / mo

It’s important to note that on Railway you pay for the actual utilization (CPU and memory percentage), that means your bill may be much lower if your service is sitting idle most of the time.

Below are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
VM Small $30.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM
VM Medium $160.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM
VM Large $320.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM
Block Storage $25.00 / mo 100 GB
Load Balancer Included in plan
Managed PostgreSQL $92.50 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage
Managed Redis®* $30.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $100.00 $0.1 / GB

You can find Railway's latest pricing here.

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Where are Railway's data centers located?

Based on our records, Railway has at least 4 data center locations around the world:

Slug Country Location
europe-west4 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Amsterdam
asia-southeast1 Singapore 🇸🇬 Singapore
us-west1 United States of America 🇺🇸 Oregon
us-east4 United States of America 🇺🇸 Virginia

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Our data for Railway was last updated on Feb. 19, 2024.