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Discussion on: How do you manage infra costs when you're still small?

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Grzegorz Ziemonski

As I’ve been trying and failing to build a successful side project over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that any option you choose is good enough for the start. Just to mention a few:

  • a 5$ server from DigitalOcean or similar
  • free/hobby Heroku dynos
  • free tier in any of the cloud providers (either using “regular” services or going serverless)
  • mBaaS (Firebase or similar)

Of course, if you have some experience in using any of this, it should probably be your choice so that you can spend time building the actual project instead of messing with the infrastructure.