Free hosting for your web development projects [A How-To Guide]

Free hosting for your web development projects [A How-To Guide]
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Hello, my name is Jure Reljanović. I love learning coding and technology and helping others by sharing my experience.

A lot of people (myself included) don’t host their personal projects because it usually costs money, right? The thing is, these projects don’t matter if no one can see them. How are you going to prove to someone that you need to build 3 real projects if they can’t see them? There is a solution for this, and that is free hosting. In this article, I will give you some best free hosting options that you can use to host your projects. Let’s start!

The important thing to know is that although hosting and domains, which I will show you here are free, they are not made for heavy use. They’re the best if you just want your projects to be on the internet, so when you get to the job interview, you have something to show off.

1.Google Cloud

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The first, and my favorite, is Google Cloud. Google Cloud can be used for many things, but the thing we’re looking at right now is hosting. For hosting, you have a few services that you can use.

The first is Compute Engine which is a virtual machine that runs on Google’s servers, I won’t go into a detailed explanation of how you can use it in this article.

These Google cloud services are usually charged, but they have a free game where they give you an F1-micro, which is basically a shared central processor. So as long as your application doesn’t require heavy usage, you’ll be fine.

Google’s next service is Cloud Function. It’s basically a way to store a backend for your website. The free plan gives you 2 million calls and 400,000 GB-seconds of execution and it only counts when you actually send a request to the server. In my opinion, this is probably the best solution, as it allows relatively high utilization.

There are also other services from Google, like App Engine and Cloud Run, which are also great, but I won’t go into them in depth in this article.

If you need powerful and reliable hosting, the one I recommend is BlueHost.

2.Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Amazon web services are basically the same as Google Cloud. They also offer many different products, but the one we’re looking for is AWS Lambda. The free plan offers up to 1,000,000 queries and 3.2 million seconds of compute time per month.

AWS Lambda also offers 400,000 GB-seconds of compute time per month. So very similar to Google Cloud, but you get 1 million less requests.

3. GitHub

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GitHub is a very popular solution to host your projects for free. You simply create an account and you can host a project for as long as you want. The biggest drawback, in my opinion, is that GitHub does not support any server-side languages ​​such as Python, PHP, Ruby, etc.

Instead, you can only host static websites built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. So if your project doesn’t require the back-end, GitHub is probably the easiest solution.

If you want to take advantage of these free web hostings, but you don’t know how to code and create a website, here are some courses I recommend to learn that:

Conclusion

That’s basically all I could find. Of course, there are other hosting companies that offer free plans to get more costumes, but the ones I found only offer barebones plans.

So, now that you have a solution to host your projects for free, hope this helps.

I hope I have helped you with this article. If you liked this article, be sure to share it with your friends.

Also, if you think I missed something or have any other questions, be sure to post your questions in the comments or email me at [email protected]I will be happy to answer them.

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