In the same fashion as my Replit vs DigitalOcean comparison, I will compare Replit with bare bones GCP.
I understand that the convenience of Replit is astounding, but when you’re paying for a VM you need to pick the right choices. What would it save to set a server up yourself?
I’ll use the highest end current deployment for this comparison:
US$211.20/month, dedicated 4vCPU, 16GiB RAM, 400GiB egress & always on.
Plugging it into GCP price calculator… Beep Boop…
US$137.26 per month! That’s $73.94 per month in savings by not using Replit Deployments!
It also comes with:
- Persistent disk with 25GB storage
- Custom OS with Sudo
- 1 static IP address
I’ll be doing more comparisons with other cloud providers, so keep an eye out!