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Top 6 Free Services to Help You Deploy Your App

Bringing your app from development to deployment can be a complex process, especially if you're new to the world of web and mobile applications. Fortunately, there are a plethora of free services available to make the deployment process more manageable and cost-effective. In this article, we'll explore some of the top free services that can help you deploy your app, whether it's a web application, a mobile app, or something in between.

1. GitHub Pages (Link: GitHub Pages):

GitHub Pages is a free hosting service provided by GitHub, one of the leading platforms for version control and collaborative coding. It's an excellent choice for deploying static websites or web apps. By creating a repository on GitHub and enabling GitHub Pages, you can easily host your project, complete with custom domain support.

2. Heroku (Link: Heroku):

Heroku is a cloud platform that offers a free tier to help you deploy web applications effortlessly. It supports multiple programming languages and offers a straightforward interface. Heroku's free tier allows you to deploy and host your app with some limitations on resources, making it ideal for small to medium-sized projects.

Update: Herok no longer supports Free plan.

3. Netlify (Link: Netlify):

Netlify is a popular hosting and automation platform designed for modern web projects. With its free plan, you can deploy static sites, serverless functions, and even full-stack web applications. Netlify offers continuous deployment, easy integration with version control systems, and a content delivery network (CDN) for optimized performance.

4. Vercel (formerly Zeit Now) (Link: Vercel):

Vercel is another fantastic option for hosting web applications, particularly those built with popular JavaScript frameworks like React, Vue, and Next.js. The platform offers a free tier with continuous deployment, global content distribution, and easy custom domain setup.

5. Firebase Hosting (Link: Firebase Hosting):

Firebase Hosting is Google's hosting service tailored to mobile and web developers. It's particularly well-suited for hosting web apps, progressive web apps (PWAs), and mobile apps. Firebase Hosting provides a generous free plan that includes features like SSL, CDN support, and seamless integration with Firebase's other services.

6. AWS Free Tier (Link: AWS Free Tier):

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a free tier that provides limited, but still substantial, resources for deploying and hosting web applications. While it's not entirely free for every service, the AWS Free Tier includes options like Amazon S3 for static websites, AWS Lambda for serverless functions, and Amazon Amplify for mobile app backends.

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Top comments (8)

jordantylerburchett profile image
Jordan Tyler Burchett

Very nice list.. I look forward to playing around with these

opius profile image

Vercel ❤️

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jun • Edited

Heroku is no longer free since end of last year.

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Tony Dev

Oh thank you, I updated the list.

amiceli profile image

Nice post ;)
In some project I use supabase, is free and maybe you can add it in your post.

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Teo Quaresma

AWS Free Tier It's very tempting, but I'm afraid to use my credit card

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Rosendo Rodriguez

I used it multiple times (with different accounts), and I never received a charge. There's nothing to be afraid.

rsiv profile image

Take a look at the work we're doing to automate deployments for APIs, API Gateway, Buckets and other resources for backend dev for AWS, GCP and Azure - Nitric.