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Render

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Headquarters: US 🇺🇸

Render is a cloud provider that distinguishes itself from traditional providers by offering a fully managed platform. It provides services such as container based deployments, static sites, cron jobs, background workers, and managed databases.

It's particularly appealing to developers who enjoy the building blocks a platform like Kubernetes offers, but would prefer to offload the operational burden of managing their own infrastructure.

Example customers include Red Bull, Watershed, Equals, Felt. Read more on Render's website.

What's good about Render

  • Lots of managed services: from caches to databases to cron jobs to background workers
  • Very easy for setting up Git-based deployments
  • Managed PostgreSQL supports automated backups, replicas, Point-in-Time Recovery
  • Generous free tier

What does Render do?

Here are some of the managed services that Render offers:

Render's Pricing

Render uses a mixed billing model: you subscribe to a specific plan and then pay for any resources you consume each month.

There are four plans available, including a free tier available which is generous enough to host smaller projects:

  • Individual: $0/mo
  • Team: $19/user/mo
  • Organization: $19/user/mo
  • Enterprise: custom pricing

Here are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
VM Small $25.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM (Web Service)
VM Medium $175.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (Web Service)
VM Large $450.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 32 GB RAM (Web Service)
Block Storage $25.00 / mo 100 GB
Load Balancer Included in plan
Managed PostgreSQL $95.00 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 96 GB storage
Managed Redis®* $32.00 / mo 1 GB RAM
Free egress allowance 100 GB - 1 TB, depends on plan
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $300.00

Note: These 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 Render's data centers located?

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

Slug Country Location
frankfurt Germany 🇩🇪 Frankfurt
singapore Singapore 🇸🇬 Singapore
ohio United States of America 🇺🇸 Ohio
oregon United States of America 🇺🇸 Oregon

Render Alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Render:

  • Heroku

    Heroku is a good alternative to Render if you're looking for a provider that also offers a fully automated deployment experience, offers a rock-solid database, and don't mind the higher price point.

  • DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean's App Platform is worth checking out if you're looking for the managed experience that Render offers, but need more flexibility in terms of data center locations available or want to make use of the other services DigitalOcean offers.

  • Railway

    With its usage-based pricing, Railway is a great alternative to Render if you have burstable workloads that might suffer from over-provisioning. Similarly to Render, they offer automated Git-based deployments, an easy to use dashboard and various managed services.

  • Fly.io

    If you don't need all the managed services that Render offers under one platform, Fly.io might be a good alternative to deploy your web apps. They offer a great developer experience too, and their pricing is generally more attractive.

Our data for Render was last updated on Feb. 7, 2024.