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

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In the same boat as you it seems - side projects to see how far they can go.

I guess the short answer is "free tier". I'm using some combination of the following, all free.

  • AWS, Azure for hosting, Lambdas/Function Apps (not free, but really low pay-as-you-use)
  • Firebase for data persistence
  • CircleCI for builds
  • GitHub (now free private repos)
  • TravisCI for open source, if that's your thing.

I guess it depends on how heavy your initial baseline compute requirements are ... you can start on Free tier stuff and then scale up to paid once you get customers?

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Sunil Kumar Author

This was helpful. Thanks @jpthorne !