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Free hosting providers for front-end & back-end applications

Hey developers, I have created the list of free web hosting service providers. I have checked each and every website in the past weeks!
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hosting providers

Freemium Resources

Thank you!

  • We can use github pages, gitlab, bitbucket to deploy static web pages!

Premium providers

  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Digitalocean
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Vultr
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Linode

Final thoughts

  • Use VERCEL for any front-end application as well as medium-level backend apps.

  • Use HEROKU for any level backend apps.

  • Other websites are also useful when you are deploying static sites. But I recommend you to go through each website and find which one suits your project.


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lucas kardonski

There is a new kid on the block. Torus Host is an all in one solution like Netlify for static websites but instead it's fully open source and work on top of AWS. Some benefits are that you get 99.99% SLA agreements, unlimited teams, unlimited forms, and many other perks for a fraction of the price of Netlify's Enterprise Plan. Also it allows you to deploy from Github Organizations.

Torus.host

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Vuelancer Author
  • It's really cool and I will try it on some of my projects!
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lucas kardonski

Awesome! let me know how it goes

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Romaric P. • Edited

Qovery is a great solution to simplify the deployment on AWS and Digital Ocean. There is a comparison over Heroku and Netlify.

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Debjit Biswas

Sorry to say I waste a lot of time spinning up qovery free server. Every time it flagged me and it's just a waste of time.

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Romaric P.

Sorry to hear about that. But as I told you on Twitter, Discord, and by email, our authentication system (auth0) as detected you as a fraudulent usage of Qovery and we sent you an email to validate your account. Sorry for that but this is what happened sometimes. Let me know if you need help

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Debjit Biswas

Well, I am using heroku, vercel and IBM cloud without any problem, And I am a jr dev, and don't own a credit card. Can you help?

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Angel S. Moreno

could you elaborate a little more on your issue for future potential users?

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Debjit Biswas

I am just sharing my experience with qovery. Please take no offence. I am trying out all the free offerings so that can be up to date with there limitation.
The same email ID I use for heroku, vercel, heliohost, IBM does not work with qovery. It flagged me as fraud and that's it. I don't own a credit card and it is normal where I live. So there is no way I can set up an account and test my opensource site. But its ok I have plenty other options.

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Angel S. Moreno

I really appreciate you sharing this. I've been using Qovery with the same email as my Heroku. There is something diff weird there.

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andycharles6

There is also forge.laravel.com (For Laravel & PHP) and cleaver.cloud (For Adonis, Node and PHP).

They are not pure hosting platforms.But they abstract the work of managing infra and deploying apps by connecting to your AWS, Digital Ocean or Linode accounts.

The plus point is. I can continue using AWS and offload the work of writing custom scripts to Cleaver and Forge

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Vuelancer Author

Thanks for sharing dude! I will add those websites in google keep so that I will refer it back!

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Maicol

I would add HelioHost - Free Community-driven Hosting - heliohost.org/ - PHP, ASP.NET - Java - Ruby on Rails - DJango - Python - Perl

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Vuelancer Author
  • I found this website on free-for.dev/ & I was disappointed because it has no nodejs!
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Maicol

Well, they added it last year: helionet.org/index/topic/36882-nod...

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Vuelancer Author

wow! Defintely use this provider! thanks dude!

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salini

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syedmeesamali

Well i guess "pythonanywhere.com" is always missed. They're super awesome for small to medium projects.

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Vuelancer Author

I should try this website to host some project today. After checking it, I will add it

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Anzhari Purnomo

AWS S3 free tier for frontend app ✔️

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Vuelancer Author

You're right! We could use GCP, Azure, Aws as well! But It has 1year trial period only right?

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Jordan Kicklighter

There are "always free" tiers for AWS S3 and GCP Storage. I assume Azure also has one, but can't say for sure without checking. The free tiers are large enough that no one with a small personal site is going to come close to them.

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Vuelancer Author

Azure has 1 year free trial. It supports static sites and nodejs also. Large hosting providers are worth to deploy larger apps actually. But heroku, vercel will be useful when we are doing our own projects.

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Anzhari Purnomo

Yep, on AWS you get 5 GB free S3 storage for 12 month. Not sure about the other providers, but it should be very similar.

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Mia Christ

There are many free app hosting providers but most of them come with a limitation. In this regard, if we talk about the Firebase then it is one of the most appealing hosting provider that is suitable for both frontend and server-side benefits. Mainly, I like its Firestore and RealTime Database. Similarly, Heroku is also a good choice.

On the other hand, if you are looking for backend hosting services then DigitalOcean is very reasonable option. As an alternate you can also consider using these backend hosting providers and probably, can consider Linode and Back4App.

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  • If I missed some websites, reply those websites!
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bhavik009

fast.io is also worth trying for all small front-end needs..

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Vuelancer Author • Edited

How did I forget this website? Thanks for saying this website dude. I will add this website in the list.

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99hats

Just saw this - Notice: On January 15th, 2021, Fast.io will discontinue services for all users.

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Bip

Hey, it would be awesome if you could add Bip - bip.sh to the list.

Bip is a static web hosting provider, and has a free plan available.

Thank you!

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Vuelancer Author
  • Definitely I will add your service to this blog! Thanks for mentioning! Keep supporting developers.
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Philip Wels

Thank you for adding stormkit.io. Really appreciate it.

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Luis Serrano 🇪🇺

Free != Freemium

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Vuelancer Author

I dont know exact difference. Will you say it?

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Simon Wicki

Great that you listed Github Pages, too!
I host my website and blog (👉 wicki.io/posts) there too with static generated HTML. I love most about it that I don't feel locked-in by the tech.

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Vuelancer Author

Github pages are supporting the creator by giving easier deployment techniques. But I never deployed anything in github pages bcz I never learned how to deploy in it. But recently I did. Thank you for your comment!

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DigitalEmma

Thanks for sharing, these are nice resources.

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Andrew Wooldridge

I would add neocities.org to the hosting list. It has a HUGE amount of space if you pay the tiny fee. But totally free also for anyone.

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Vuelancer Author

Tmrw I will try neocities and If everything is successful like hosting then I will add in the list! Thank you suggesting it dude!

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Sumit Kolhe • Edited

There is kintohub.com for full stack apps and static sites too. It also supports multiple environments and databases

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Vuelancer Author

I tried kintohub to deploy static and backend app (nodejs), but the application shows unhealthy status. Let me try one more time and find whether it suits!

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Josias Aurel

This is great. Thanks alot 🙏🙏

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Viney Rawat

That is really great article. Helped me a lot. Thanks

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deexter

Which one do you recommend for react ssr with express?
I have app with just axiosno db or etc.

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Vuelancer Author
  • I don't know the perfect one in freemium, maybe try vercel. In vercel, need to do few changes for using express also. It will use a serverless function inside. In premium, try the digital ocean.
    (note: I never worked with SSR)

  • Forgive me, If I mentioned anything wrong 😁