API Provider asking for bubble.io static IP, someone say n8n can help

Hello everyone,
I came from bubble.io and right now facing one big problem when I need to connect my bubble app with payment and shipping services that require bubble.io static IP, yes bubble provides static IP but it’s on the dedicated plan that costs $3000+ /month which is too expensive for an early startup like me.
I read someone in Bubble mentioned they have the same problems and solved them using n8n services, I already contacted the guys but it looks like he is already off from Bubble.
I`m not a tech guy but what I understand is the shipping services provider needs me to give a static IP for the whitelist.
My question is, does n8n can help me to solve the problems?

thank

Hi @Alvan_Zaputra, welcome to the community!

You can self-host n8n pretty much for free besides the hosting costs (Hetzner Cloud as an example charges €0.50 per month for a static IPv4). So if you deploy n8n on a server of yours with a static IP, you can have your Bubble app send data to n8n, and then have n8n contact your API (which is expecting the static IP of your n8n server):

This way, requests received by your data provider would always come from the same IP. You can find a guide to self-hosting n8n in our documentation at Self-hosting n8n | n8n Docs, but this will require some technical knowledge I am afraid. Not that you will not be able to use n8n cloud in this scenario as n8n cloud uses more than one IP.

I hope this makes sense, let me know if you have any questions on this :slight_smile:

1 Like

Hello @MutedJam
Thank you for your reply, that is what I actually need.
I just contacted your support team for the self-hosted price, but Im a little bit scared the invoice will be expensive since we are still an early startup even though Im working alone right now.

2 Likes

Ah, you can actually run n8n itself for free as long as you do so in line with our license: Faircode license | n8n Docs :slight_smile:

The only cost here would be the hosting cost. This is something you’d need to check with a provider of your choice. Hetzner (to stick with the example above) for example provides cloud servers (including a static IPv4) starting at €3.79. Digital Ocean would be in a similar price range, AWS would be more expensive. There’s plenty more hosting services out there and perhaps you’re already using one of them.

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.