Hosted BLAST servers

Dedicated BLAST servers can be a valuable asset for your lab. However, setting them up means worrying about the server hardware, software installation, customisation, access, security, and updates.

We can take care of all that. So you and your colleagues can focus on the science.

Our BLAST servers include

  • SequenceServer 2.01 with advanced visualisations2,3,4 and download options
  • Upload any number of genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes
  • Password protection so only you and your group can access it
  • Automatic CPU scaling based on query and database size
  • Accessible worldwide from Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Free automatic upgrades
  • Money back if you are not satisfied in 30 days

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How it works

Select a plan below, pay, choose a name for your server (e.g., antgenomes.sequenceserver.com), tell us how you would like to upload your sequences5 and sit back

We will retrieve your sequences, check compatibility with BLAST/SequenceServer, setup your server and get back to you in 1-2 business days


Choose a plan to get started

Solo
For individual researchers
 
Group
For small research labs
 
Pro
For large research labs
 
Business
For large organisations,
service providers, and communities
$29 $21/month
(billed annually)
$69 $54/month
(billed annually)
$119 $85/month
(billed annually)
$209 $159/month
(billed annually)
Number of users 1 Up to 10 Up to 25 Up to 50
Number of instances 1 1 Up to 3 Up to 10
Search speed Fast Fast 2x faster 4x faster
Search history 7 days 30 days 1 year 5 years
Password protection
Custom linking of BLAST hits
Customised visual design Coming soon
Custom domain
Dedicated support 3 working days 2 working days
30 days money back guarantee
Selected plan:  Group
,  Total: $648



Have a custom requirement? email us



FAQ

  • What kind of information do I need to provide?
    • We will need the name of your SequenceServer (e.g., fireants.sequenceserver.com), as well as a way to access the data that you would like to focus on. It is best if you can provide FASTA files, but formatted BLAST databases work too.
  • How do I provide the FASTA files of genomes, proteomes and transcriptomes I want to BLAST against?
    • We accept data uploads in multiple formats. Depending on the size and current location of your data, you may want to provide http or ftp links. If, for example, you have your data in DropBox, generating that type of link is easy. Alternatively, we can provide a private area into which you can deposit your data through secure ftp or scp.
  • Which version of SequenceServer does the cloud service use?
    • We run the latest stable version (as of 2021-05-14, that is SequenceServer 2.0 release candidate 8). We continually roll out upgrades to benefit from sensitivity.
  • Can I go back to a previous BLAST result?
    • Yes the output of a BLAST search is retained at the stable URL - the https address at the top of the page. How long it is retained for depends on your usage tier.
  • Can I share my BLAST results?
    • Yes, you can share the https URL at the top of the page with others. They currently need to also have access to your password-protected BLAST instance. Alternatively, you can save your BLAST report using the built-in functionality of your web browser (save as a PDF or as a Web archive). Additionally, you can easily export the raw data (in table or XML formats). Finally, all of the figures shown in the BLAST report can easily be downloaded in publication ready PNG or SVG formats.
  • Do I need to enter my password every time I want to do a BLAST search?
    • No - your web browser will remember your login/password combination.
  • How will I access my SequenceServer?
    • Through a web browser, at https://any_name_you_can_think_of.sequenceserver.com (with dashes, or underscores or not - as long as noone else is using it.
  • I run the aardvarkgenomes.org web site. Could I embed a hosted sequenceserver in my web page?
    • Yes - this can be done elegantly, using, for example the http://embedresponsively.com/ approach. Please get in touch letting us how many monthly visitors you have or anticipate.
  • Can I have a free trial?
    • We essentially have the equivalent of that: we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked.
  • Do you take other payment mechanisms?
    • If payment by bank card, Apple Pay or Google Pay doesn’t work for you, please get in touch.
  • Is the payment mechanism secure?
    • We take security extremely seriously. SequenceServer doesn’t want or need your payment information. Instead, we process payments using the industry standard Stripe.com. This means that you can pay with Apple Pay, Google Pay, or by bank card. Stripe is one of the most widely used online payment processing companies, which annually processes hundres of billions of dollars in payments. Other companies that also use stripe for payment processing include Kickstarter, Booking.com, Zoom, Uber, Deliveroo and Unicef.
  • Can I cancel my subscription?
    • Yes. We will refund you the whole amount if you cancel in the first 30 days and you will loose access to your account immediately. If you cancel after the first 30 days, we are unable to provide a refund and your service will continue till the end of your billing period after which it will automatically be cancelled.
      Please email us if you would like to cancel. We promise not to make it uncomfortable.
  • Is there a cancellation fee?
    • No. We will refund you the whole amount if you cancel in the first 30 days and you will loose access to your account immediately. If you cancel after the first 30 days, we are unable to provide a refund and your service will continue till the end of your billing period after which it will automatically be cancelled.
  • I have other questions
    • Feel free to contact us by email. We are also happy to arrange a demonstration or question/answer call over zoom.