2018 was an outstanding year for MongoDB. MongoDB University passed 1,000,000 registrations, MongoDB stock has risen steadily since it IPO-ed in October 2017, and MongoDB now supports ACID-compliant transactions, a requirement that long eluded the document database, which now permits it to rub shoulders with heavyweight relational databases in corporate server rooms.

If the most popular NoSQL database is on your list of tech trends to check out in 2019, you’re in luck. MongoDB has matured as a database, and the growing list of third-party hosting providers and tools (like our MongoDB GUI, Studio 3T) testifies to its growing mainstream adoption.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite MongoDB hosting providers – most of which offer a free tier or trial – with all the relevant details you might need as you play around with the database.

In a rush? Skip to the Summary or the Server/Location Comparison charts, or check out the MongoDB hosting providers by category:

Or if you’re looking for a faster way to build MongoDB queries or are working with both SQL and MongoDB, then we recommend you to check out Studio 3T.

HosterFree tier or free trial?Free storage availableShared or dedicatedCost after free trial
AtlasFree tier512 MBSharedShared server – $9/month and up

Dedicated server – From $0.08/hour, depending on size

mLabFree tier500 MBSharedShared server – $15/GB, up to 8 GB storage

Dedicated server – From $180/month, depending on size

Clever CloudFree tier500 MBSharedPlans range from €20 for 1 GB to €150 for 100 GB
ComposeFree trial (30 days, credit card required)UnlimitedSharedShared server – Starts at $31/month and costs $18/month for each additional 1 GB of storage
ObjectRocketFree trial (30 days, credit card required)1-5 GB single database

5 GB sharded or replica set

SharedReplica set – From $19/month, depending on size

Sharded cluster – From $25/month, depending on size

ScaleGridFree trial (30 days, no credit card required)Shared – Unlimited
Dedicated – 10 GB
Both (Bring Your Own Cloud also possible)Shared server – From $10/GB

Dedicated server – From $35/month

Digital OceanFree trial ($100 credit valid for 60 days, credit card required)Standard droplets available from $5/month for 1 GB to $960/month for 192 GBSharedStandard droplets available from $5/month for 1 GB to $960/month for 192 GB
Mongo Clusters / Cloud ClustersFree trial (6 months, no credit card required)Standard plans available from $7.99/month for 60 GB to $51.99/month for 240 GBDedicatedStandard plans available from $7.99/month for 60 GB to $51.99/month for 240 GB
A2 HostingNo free trialNo free storageUses VPS hostingPlans range from €4.36/month for 20 GB to €13.10/month for 50 GB
NodeChefNo free trialNo free storageDedicated*Plans start at $9/month for 1 GB of storage

Server providers and locations available with free tier/trial

Amazon Web ServicesGoogle Cloud PlatformMicrosoft AzureRackspaceIBM SoftlayerDigital Ocean
Atlas
Asia PacificSingapore
Mumbai
SingaporeHong Kong
AmericasNorthern VirginiaIowaVirginia
EuropeFrankfurtBelgiumNetherlands
mLab
Asia Pacific
AmericasVirginiaIowaCalifornia
Virginia
EuropeIrelandDublin
Compose
Asia PacificSingaporeSydney
AmericasNorthern Virginia
Oregon
South CarolinaWashington, DC
Texas
EuropeFrankfurt
Ireland
BelgiumLondon
Frankfurt
ObjectRocket
Asia PacificHong Kong
Sydney
AmericasNorthern Virginia
Dallas
Chicago
N. California
EuropeLondon
ScaleGrid
Asia PacificBeijing
Mumbai
Seoul
Singapore
Sydney
Tokyo
Singapore
Hong Kong
New South Wales
Victoria
Shanghai
Beijing
Singapore
AmericasNorthern Virginia
Ohio
Northern California
Oregon
Canada (Central)
Sao Paulo
Virginia
Iowa
Illinois
Texas
West Central US
New York City
San Francisco
Toronto
EuropeFrankfurt
London
Ireland
Ireland
Netherlands
Cardiff
London
Frankfurt
Magdeburg
Amsterdam
London
Frankfurt
Digital Ocean
Asia PacificBangalore
Singapore
AmericasSan Francisco
New York
Toronto
EuropeAmsterdam
Frankfurt
London
Mongo Clusters/Cloud ClustersUses its own data center in Dallas, TX
Clever CloudUses its own data center in Paris, France
A2 HostingUses VPS hosting in four server locations: USA (Michigan), USA (Arizona), Europe (Amsterdam), and Asia (Singapore)
NodechefUses bare metal servers located in US-East, EU-West, Singapore and Sydney

Free tiers

Atlas

Atlas, MongoDB hosting provided by MongoDB themselves

Atlas is MongoDB’s fully-managed cloud database that comes with a 512 MB free cluster.

Choose to deploy from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure in the following regions:

AWS

  • N. Virginia
  • Frankfurt
  • Singapore
  • Mumbai

GCP

  • Iowa
  • Belgium
  • Singapore

Azure

  • Virginia
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong

Websitehttps://www.mongodb.com/cloud/atlas

mLab

mLab logo

Now part of the MongoDB family, mLab also offers a free sandbox environment of up to 500 MB in storage.

Like Atlas, you can choose to host your database with AWS, GCP, or Azure, but with a more limited regional coverage:

AWS

  • Virginia
  • Ireland

GCP

  • Iowa

Azure

  • California
  • Virginia
  • Dublin

Websitehttps://mlab.com/

Clever Cloud

MongoDB hosting provider Clever Cloud offers a 500 MB free plan

Based in Nantes, France, Clever Cloud sets you up with a free 500 MB plan in just a few clicks, with no credit card required.

Once you’ve created your personal space, simply create an add-on and choose MongoDB.

Choose MongoDB as an add-on on Clever Cloud

For now, MongoDB add-ons can only be hosted in Paris, France.

Websitehttps://www.clever-cloud.com/

Free trials

Compose

Compose is an IBM-owned MongoDB hosting provider

IBM-owned Compose offers a 30-day free trial with no data size limits, so you can really test the boundaries (after entering your credit card details).

Choose between AWS, GCP or IBM Cloud/Softlayer in these regions:

AWS

  • Singapore
  • Northern Virginia
  • Oregon
  • Frankfurt
  • Ireland

GCP

  • South Carolina
  • Belgium

IBM Cloud/Software

  • Sydney
  • Washington, DC
  • Texas
  • London
  • Frankfurt

Websitehttps://www.compose.com/

ObjectRocket

ObjectRocket is a Rackspace-owned MongoDB hosting provider

ObjectRocket also offers a free 30-day trial, although a credit card is required. You can get up to 5 GB of storage, depending on whether you choose a replica set, sharded, or single database.

ObjectRocket is owned by Rackspace and hosts its free trial on Rackspace Cloud, available in these regions:

  • Hong Kong
  • Sydney
  • Northern Virginia
  • Dallas
  • Chicago
  • N. California
  • London

Websitehttps://www.objectrocket.com/

ScaleGrid

ScaleGrid provides MongoDB hosting on AWS, Azure, and Digital Ocean

Unlike Compose and ObjectRocket, ScaleGrid offers a free 30-day trial with no credit card required.

You can choose to host your database on AWS, Azure, or Digital Ocean. Of the MongoDB hosting providers featured in the roundup, ScaleGrid has the widest selection of regions available for free trial.

AWS

  • Beijing
  • Mumbai
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Northern Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Northern California
  • Oregon
  • Canada (Central)
  • Sao Paulo
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Ireland

Azure

  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • West Central US
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Cardiff
  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Magdeburg

Digital Ocean

  • Singapore
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Toronto

Websitehttps://scalegrid.io/

Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean logo

Digital Ocean offers a $100 credit which expires in 60 days after providing a credit card.

Once you receive an email notifying you that the credit has been added, go to your project and click on Droplets to create a droplet.

Then, choose One-click apps and choose MongoDB 4.0.2 on 18.04:

Then, choose the size that fits you.

You can choose CPU-optimized droplets, or add backups and block storage for an additional cost.

Digital Ocean offers the following datacenter regions:

  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Amsterdam
  • Singapore
  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Toronto
  • Bangalore

Websitehttps://www.digitalocean.com/

Mongo Clusters

Mongo Clusters logo

Mongo Clusters is a fully-managed MongoDB-as-a-Service hosting service based in Dallas, TX. It’s one of the most generous free trials we’ve seen, at six months and with no credit card required, but also the most limited in regional coverage (only Dallas, TX for now).

Websitehttps://www.mongoclusters.com/

Other (cheap) options

NodeChef

NodeChef logo

Calling themselves the “best platform for hosting modern web and mobile apps", Nodechef plans start at $9/month for 1 GB of storage. Pricing operates on a container size basis, which you can change at any time, and pay only for what you use, prorated to the hour.

Nodechef is available in these regions:

  • US-East
  • EU-West
  • Singapore
  • Sydney

Websitehttps://www.nodechef.com/

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting logo

While A2 Hosting might not offer a free tier or trial, they offer three reasonably-priced plans – Entry, Mid, and Elite – which range from €4.36/month for 20 GB to €13.10/month for 50 GB.

A2 Hosting offers VPS hosting, in contrast to shared and dedicated hosting, in these regions:

  • Singapore
  • Michigan
  • Arizona
  • Amsterdam

Websitehttps://www.a2hosting.com/mongodb-hosting

Next step: Download Studio 3T

Once you’ve chosen your MongoDB hosting provider, don’t forget to download Studio 3T, the professional IDE and GUI for MongoDB trusted by companies like Atlassian, Google, Nike, and many others.

Studio 3T logo

Studio 3T is the only MongoDB GUI that offers:

…and so much more. Check out the full list of features here.

Release the full power of MongoDB. Try Studio 3T, free for 30 days. 

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