Dedicated MongoDB Servers

MongoHQ deploys dedicated servers designed to meet your specific needs. The most common use cases are:

  • Analytics engines with high-CPU and RAM needs
  • Building and scaling a multi-tenant SaaS product
  • High frequency transactional workloads
  • Large logging datasets

We have many customers with many large platforms. MongoHQ experts have seen successful patterns and unsuccessful patterns. If you are looking to go this route, please consider reaching out to our sales engineers at We can spot check your ideas and get you started on the best MongoHQ platform.

Migrating to a Dedicated MongoDB Server

When migrating to a MongoHQ dedicated server platform, we offer zero downtime migrations. We can migrate from:

  • MongoHQ shared plans
  • Self-hosted MongoDB
  • Other hosting platforms


Pricing for MongoHQ dedicated servers is based on a monthly per-server rate, the cloud architecture used, and additional capacity such as drive space or provisioned i/ops.

For more information on dedicated server pricing, please see the MongoHQ pricing page. If you do not see your desired platform, please contact or call (415) 874-7038, and we will provide information on your desired platform.


We offer a wide array of dedicated server MongoDB across multiple cloud providers:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Softlyaer
  • Azure
  • Rackspace

Single Server

Single servers are excellent for maximizing MongoDB performance while minimizing cost. Common use cases include analytics engines, log storage, load testing, and staging environments.

Replica Sets

Replica sets offer near 100% uptime for environments. These configurations consist of a primary and a secondary. The secondary server acts as a hot-standby in the event the Primary fails. With MongoDB in cloud environments, replica sets for those desiring maximum uptime is a must. Replica set use cases cover all industries, include social, local, mobile platforms, gaming.


Sharding is an array of replica sets, which MongoDB distributes load. Sharding scales horizontall by adding more replica set nodes which bare the load. These configurations gain performance boosts by distributing queries over 4 or more servers.

Customer Service Options

MongoHQ customers running dedicated servers receive higher priority in the support queue. Also, at request, we can offer scaling and performance guidance, as well as growth planning.

For customers with special requirements, we offer Premium Phone Support. Phone support offers 24/7 access to our engineers for Emergency / Downtime events with a 1-hour response guarantee.

For more information about premium support options, view our Support Plans documentation.

How to Get Started


To create a dedicated server platform, please create an account. After creating an account, you will see a "Dedicated Server" section in the "Add Database" form. Please build your platform there.


If you have more questions, we would be glad to assist you with platform questions, or to help you narrow down your choices. Please send an email describing your needs to or call (415) 874-7038.

Billing Methods

MongoHQ uses credit card billing for most platforms. With dedicated server platforms, customers have an option for invoicing. Invoicing options start with monthly bills of $5,000 / month.