Changes to Hosting on Replit!

Always On will be fully removed from the product on January 1st, 2024. After January 1st, Deployments will be the only way to host applications on Replit.

For most users, Autoscale & Static deployments will be less than 20 cents per month or included in the Hacker & Pro plans. Static deployments will be free as long as you are within your egress limit.

Additionally, repl.co domains will transition to replit.dev and will only be accessible when someone is in the editor. If you are currently hosting anything on Replit, we strongly recommend that you migrate to deployments before the new year.

For more information, read the full blog post. Please use this forum as the place to leave feedback, thoughts, and comments.

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That’s a nice domain.

Wait what? So I have to deploy? I used to be able to not need the repl actively running…

Also, I strongly suggest TL4 hacker to include Static and Autoscale deployments.

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It does[1]


  1. as long as you connect a payment method first ↩︎

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Pretty much, yeah.

Yeah, now you don’t need to set up a payment method if you have free hacker, but they still cost cycles.

No, that was changed in this update.


Also, things like Discourse or Dendrite unfortunately no longer work on Replit, as they need persistent file systems which deployments don’t have.

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I look forward to seeing a graph of Replit’s monthly income in a few months and seeing how successful this is! Keep up the great work, Replit! :heart:

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But then you can connect it then it will be counted?
EDIT: So you can’t do that anymore?

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Screenshot taken now.

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Maybe Replit S3 will be the next great feature! Who knows?

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Also a screenshot taken now.

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@CoderElijah you’re liking all of pfs’ posts, you realize he’s being sarcastic, right?

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Oh yes it’s only for the Reserved VM Deployments and not the other two.

Yes but he’s allowed to express his opinion as long as it’s not incredibly disrespectful (which it’s not).

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Wait I’m confused. So reserved vm is free if you connect a card?

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No. It costs cycles, but you don’t have to connect a card if you have free Hacker.

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Only if you also pay at least 7 dollars a month.

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So it costs either way?

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Static hosting is free if you have a paid plan, ie hacker or pro.

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It’s complicated. It does not cost any money if your hacker plan is provided by Replit however you need a payment method in case you exceed your limit. This is a very small use case though.

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No. You still need to connect a card for static hosting.

No. You do not need to connect a card for Reserved VM if you have Hacker or Pro. However, you will need to pay 20-660 cycles every day.

I just spent 60 cycles testing this stuff. I now only have 10 left. R.I.P my cycles.

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so quick question, i like using replit but i’m curious, do i need my mum’s credit card to use it now? she says she will get me the replit thingy

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You will need either money or a ton of cycles to host a site on Replit. Either one could be acquired by your mom’s credit card, however you could also get cycles by completing bounties or getting tipped on your Repls.

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You can also convert your cycles to hacker or pro. From the blogpost:

  • If you have a bunch of cycles, we’re happy to announce that you can now purchase Hacker & Pro with them. If you already are paying for Hacker or Pro, you can opt to use the cycles as credit towards future plan payments. To use your Cycles for plans, fill out this form and we’ll follow up.
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