What technical restrictions are in place?

While we want to keep Glitch as open as possible, there are a few restrictions in place. These are there to help maintain service levels for all, and to stop someone’s accidental infinite loop somehow costing us a small fortune. The restrictions include:

  • Projects created by anonymous users expire after 5 days (login to keep your projects around).
  • Projects sleep after 5 minutes if they are not used, and those running for more than 12 hours are stopped. They wake again when they receive another HTTP request to the project's project-name.glitch.me address.
  • Projects have a limit of 200MB of disk space in the container. The contents of your project's '/tmp' directory don't count towards that total, but those files are removed when the project restarts. By default your Node.js modules don't count towards that total - there's a separate 1GB limit for node modules. Plus, there's an additional 512MB of assets storage space.
  • Projects have a limit of 512MB of RAM.
  • Projects are limited to 4000 requests per hour (subsequent requests will return a 429 "Too Many Requests" response).


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