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When your JAMstack goes beyond Static, what your hosting of choice?

Pacharapol Withayasakpunt
Currently interested in TypeScript, Vue, Kotlin and Python. Looking forward to learning DevOps, though.
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Do you,

  • Use their serverless functions
  • Use non-hoster's serverless functions
  • Host monolithic server

Do you use multiple hostings at once?

Or, do you even "use JAMstack hosting", or host as full stack?

Discussion (11)

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Pranav Karawale

I prefer Vercel if my JAMstack app goes beyond static. I do use their serverless functions and they have surprisingly fast cold starts. I use Firebase for database and storage and Vercel for hosting and functions.

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host a monolithic server

I mean when you put it like that I hate to admit it 😅 but yeah, deploying a small, containerized app that serves static pages and JSON is my preference for this kind of situation. You lose the "free hosting" benefit, but it's the easiest way to avoid having to do cross-origin stuff.

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I just use Vercel because serverless functions Just Work™. I believe Netlify has support for serverless functions but I can't really find much on it, so I just use it for purely static stuff.

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James Sinkala

I use Netlify with their serverless functions, which according to Netlify are AWS lambda functions simplified. I used Firebase at first for data storage but in time switched to FaunaDB, firebase's bundle size was too much for me.

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Frank Lewandowski Here is a good list of the state of the art Services.. I'll go with Netlify and Firebase.. But it depends on the project.. Functions on Netlify are AWS Lambda without the need of an AWS Account.

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Dávid Lévai is a great option too IMO.

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Jared White

Another vote here for Render. I'm about to use it for a new website. I think is worth a look as well…in theory you could host both static HTML and dynamic APIs within a single Docker container that can then be made available via a global mesh, but it's still sort of a pain to set up additional services like databases.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author • Edited

They said they allow anything, but free tier is limited to Static?

Google App Engine offers generous free tier, with automatic Nginx setup, so it is quite cool IMO.

Even better than Heroku free tier, where Dyno sleeps after a while. Not to mention that SSL + custom domain doesn't exist in Heroku free tier. (but I did find a way to circumvent that with Cloudflare.)

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Dávid Lévai

Yeah, the free tier is only static. It's like combining the simplicity of Netlify/Vercel and the DB hosting/cron/docker powers of Heroku.

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I'm surprised I haven't seen any AWS Lambda mentions. Is vercel that good?

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Nebojsa Radakovic

I invite you to check this post from Bejamas (yes, I am working for them).Linke: + it comes with a free comparison tool as well. Hope it helps.

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