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Railway12mo ago
Hea^y

Average Cost of Ghost CMS Blog?

Hi so I've recently moved over to Railway.app, after hearing great things about it and getting bogged down with setting up infrastructure for my personal projects. As one of my first proof of concepts I've setup a GhostCMS blog on Railway, using MySQL, GhostCMS and AWS S3 as the storage source, as Railway does not have persistant data on their apps on restart. Whilst this applications been running for around 5 hours now, I'm just wondering how accurate these pricing estimations are, because for me... they seem wayy too cheap? Is railway severely underestimating the actual cost or is it due to my blog being relatively inactive currently? I had a scour around here previously and I was suggested $5 - 7 USD a month for Ghost, is there a reason why this estimation is drastically different with that number? Thanks
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Percy
Percy12mo ago
Project ID: 90fc84d7-f351-4121-a624-b8dad648967f
Hea^y
Hea^y12mo ago
90fc84d7-f351-4121-a624-b8dad648967f
jonbeau
jonbeau12mo ago
Hey, someone else may be able to help with your pricing inquiry but I just want to let you know that railway does offer persistent storage in volumes, https://docs.railway.app/reference/volumes Perhaps it needs some more time to give a more accurate estimate.
Railway Docs
Volumes | Railway Docs
Documentation for Railway
Hea^y
Hea^y12mo ago
Oh neat, thanks for that @jonbeau , would that resolve the issue of railway apps being ephemeral and having the data lost on service restarts, if I store there instead?
jonbeau
jonbeau12mo ago
Yes it would 👍
Hea^y
Hea^y12mo ago
Awesome, would've saved me a few hours today, updating ghost and setting it up with s3 took me longer than I care to admit haha First time setting up IAM roles so that was fun
jonbeau
jonbeau12mo ago
haha I think it's 5gb they offer with a small fee for overages
Hea^y
Hea^y12mo ago
That should be plenty for now I hope, I might try messing around with volumes more when I try moving my wip saas project over