I’m considering to move from Glitch but I’m unsure of what I’m actually getting from the paid plans. For example, the “Hacker” plan is $7 a month or $74 annually and it offers the following:
- Unlimited Private Repls
- 20 GiB Account Storage
- 50 GiB Outbound Data Transfer
- Fast Workspace (2 GiB Memory, 2 vCPUs)
- One Always On Repl
- One Boosted Repl
- SSH into your Repl
Now where does the “50 GiB Outbound Data Transfer” apply? From what I read the notice states “Development plan features apply account-wide”, does each project on my account get 50 GiB or is it shared 50 GiB that is used by every active project? Same question for account storage.
Now, the cycles offer the following:
- Private Repls: 500 cycles per month (unlimited Repls)
- Ghostwriter: 1,000 cycles per month (unlimited Repls)
- Always On Repls: 20 per day (per Repl)
- Boosted Repls: 20 - 350 per day (per Repl)
From what I understand the “unlimited Repls” notice means that I will pay # of cycles per month and the perk will be applicable to every project that my account has. So if I go with this logic, I can make all my projects private for just 500 cycles ($5) a month, and I could also add for one of my projects the always on which would add 7 * 4 * 20 = 560 cycles ($5.6) a month, in total 1060 cycles ($10.6) a month. If I were to use this for a year it would add up to 12,720 cycles ($127.2). From my calculation it doesn’t seem to be worth it at all for just one project.
Back to the “Hacker” plan, is there a way to extend outbound data transfer limit for just one project instead of buying a higher tier plan? From what I read on the pricing page there is something called “Add-ons”, but I can’t find a place to buy them.
Also, I noticed that there are “Reserved VMs” available, how do they work with the account-wide, per project perks, and the VM perks themselves? Is there a way to upgrade deployment VMs only, such as the outbound data transfer, since I won’t need 50 GiB of it for editing and testing, because I will be doing most of my work on the local machine, and only plan on Replit for deployment.
Finally, what is egress? And how much approx. will I need of outbound data transfer to host a small dynamic website that serves a lot of short and small media content? I’m new to hosting sites on platforms other than Glitch. Additionally, I would like to know how Replit compares to Glitch paid plan, especially since Glitch doesn’t seem to restrict the outbound data transfer or it’s just massive.