Deploy your entire stack in one place.



Payload is open-source and MIT licensed. Deploy it wherever, for free, forever.

npx create-payload-app

  • Completely open-source
  • Host yourself


Power small to medium-sized production projects for a low monthly fee.
  • MongoDB Atlas serverless DB
  • 3GB database storage *
  • 30GB S3 file storage **
  • 40GB bandwidth /mo ***
  • 512MB RAM, 1 vCPU
  • 50 million serverless RPUs /mo ****
  • One custom domain
  • On-demand backup
  • Payload-branded email service


High-availability and dedicated infrastructure. For larger projects with bigger needs.
  • Dedicated M10 Atlas cluster
  • 30GB database storage *
  • 150GB file storage **
  • 100GB bandwidth /mo ***
  • 1GB RAM, 1 vCPU, 2 instances
  • High-availability compute
  • Up to 3 custom domains
  • Automatic backups
  • White-labeled email service


For large-scale, critical content infrastructure. Support, SSO and more.
  • Any size Atlas database
  • Unlimited database storage
  • Unlimited file storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • RAM and CPU scaled to needs
  • High-availability compute
  • Unlimited custom domains
  • White-labeled email service
  • SSO
  • Premium plugins
  • 99.9% uptime SLA

Get all the plumbing and guaranteed uptime from trusted names without having to manage it all yourself.



We provide seamless email functionality for your app so you don't have to build it all yourself.


Predictable Pricing

Our pricing model is not based on users, which allows you to scale without worrying about unexpected costs.


File Storage

Dedicated S3 bucket gives you scalable file storage behind a CDN.



Keep your APIs fast with built-in automatic CDN purging.



More than enough CPU to power even the most demanding workloads.



Built on MongoDB Atlas for reliability and scalability.


Realtime Logs

Errors happen — we give you realtime logs to help you diagnose and resolve issues faster.


Zero downtime deploys

With our intelligent deployment process you can push and deploy updates to your app with zero downtime.


Does Payload Cloud support PostgreSQL?

Currently, Cloud database support is limited to MongoDB Atlas. However, for those seeking to deploy Payload with PostgreSQL, a self-hosted option is available.

Will there be a free tier?

Yes. Eventually. There's a lot going on behind the scenes to make Payload Cloud a reality, and as we expand so will our tiers. Payload is open-source, so in the meantime, you can freely self-host.

What's behind the curtain?

Payload Cloud is built on the DigitalOcean App Platform, using AWS S3 for storage, MongoDB Atlas for Database(s), Cloudflare for CDN, and GitHub to connect your repo(s).

What about overages?

* $0.50 per GB of database storage ** $0.20 per GB of bandwidth /mo *** $0.02 per GB of file storage overages **** Atlas Serverless $0.40 per million RPU /mo

Get Started with Payload Cloud

Create an account, connect your GitHub account and deploy in minutes.