Hosted BLAST servers

A server for flexible BLAST analysis and visualization of your data accelerates your research. However, setting it up means worrying about hardware, software, network ports, passwords, security, power outages, and updates.
We take care of everything. So that 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
  • Customizable http://yourlab.sequenceserver.com address, accessible worldwide from Windows, Mac & Linux
  • Password protection so only you and your group can access it
  • Automatic CPU scaling based on query and database size
  • Free automatic upgrades
  • 30-day money back guarantee

How it works

  • Select and pay for your server
  • Name for your server (e.g., antgenomes.sequenceserver.com)
  • Provide DNA sequences and your team's email addresses
  • We set up your server and ensure that everything is good to go within 2 business days (usually much faster)
  • BLAST away - your server is accessible worldwide 24/7
  • A server-specific dashboard enables you to change databases or access; or email us for any assistance

Choose a plan to get started

Private password-protected BLAST servers
Solo
$29 $21/month
(billed annually)

For individuals

Group (popular)
$69 $54/month
(billed annually)

Teams of up to 10

Pro
$119 $85/month
(billed annually)

Teams of up to 25

Custom linking of BLAST hits

Business
$209 $159/month
(billed annually)

Teams of up to 200

Custom linking of BLAST hits

Customised visual design

Custom domain


Public database

Custom domain

Customised visual design

Custom linking of BLAST hits

Selected plan:
Group
Total: $648 / year

Have a custom requirement?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Do you offer discounts for students or for academic researchers or research laboratories?
    • Yes.
    • If you are registered as a student, you can subscribe to a solo plan at half price. Send us an email with a photo of your student id, and indicate whether you want a yearly or monthly subscription.
    • For other academics, we provide a 25% discount for solo, group, and small public subscriptions if your lab's consumables and equipment budget is less than 50,000 euros annually. For this, from your academic address, send us a brief email self-certifying that the lab fulfills the expenditure criterion, and indicate which subscription plan you want.
  • What kind of information do I need to provide to start?
    • We will need the name of your SequenceServer (e.g., fireants.sequenceserver.com), and a way to access your data. It is best if you can provide FASTA files; formatted BLAST databases work too.
  • How do I provide the FASTA files of genomes, proteomes and transcriptomes I want to BLAST against?
    • We're flexible. 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 for you to deposit your data through secure ftp or scp.
  • Which versions of SequenceServer and BLAST does the cloud service use?
    • We run the latest stable version (as of 2021-05-14: SequenceServer 2.0 release candidate 8, and NCBI BLAST+ 2.10.0. We continually roll out upgrades so your analyses benefit from the highest sensitivity, specificity, visualizations and download options. Get in touch if you need a server frozen for a particular version of BLAST or SequenceServer.
  • Can I go back to a previous BLAST result?
    • Yes, BLAST search results remain at their URL - the https address at the top of the page. How long the results are retained for depends on your plan: 7 days for Solo, 30 days for the Group plan and for public databases, one year for Pro and Business subscription plans.
  • Can I share my BLAST results?
    • Yes, you can share the https URL at the top of the page with others who 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 export the raw data (in table or XML formats). Finally, you can easily download figures from the BLAST report in publication ready PNG or SVG formats.
  • Do I need to enter my password every time I want to do a BLAST search?
    • No need to re-enter your password. 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 nobody else is using it.
  • I run the aardvarkgenomes.org web site. Could I embed a hosted SequenceServer in my web page?
  • Can I have a free trial?
    • We have the equivalent of that: we offer a full 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked: cancel within 30 days and it will have cost you nothing.
  • Can you give me a quote for a grant proposal?
    • Yes. Get in touch with us, and let us know which plan and duration you want the quote to cover. We will get a quote back to you rapidly.
  • 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. We can take payments over the phone and also do bank transfers.
  • Can I prepay for several years?
    • Yes - we understand that the need for this can arise. We additionally offer a 10% discount for multi-year subscriptions. Please get in touch by email with your specific request and preferred payment mechanism, and we will rapidly get back to you.
  • 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. You can thus pay with Apple Pay, Google Pay, or by bank card. Stripe annually process hundreds of billions of dollars in payments, including for Kickstarter, Booking.com, Zoom, Uber, Deliveroo and Unicef.
  • Can I cancel my subscription?
    • Yes. We will refund everything if you cancel in the first 30 days. If you cancel after the first 30 days, your subscription will terminate at the end of your current billing period (month or year).
      Please email us if you would like to cancel. No questions asked.
  • Is there a cancellation fee?
    • No, there are no cancellation fees or charges. We will refund you the whole amount if you cancel in the first 30 days. If you cancel after the first 30 days, your subscription will simply not renew at the end of your current billing period.
  • 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.