There are numerous cloud platforms where you can host your Web App for free or almost free. Here I will give an overview of some hosting solutions: Heroku, Amazon AWS, OpenShift, AppFog, DigitalOcean.
- Heroku - 1 free instance per app. Probably unlimited apps. Instance is limited to one port
- OpenShift - 3 free small instances per account. Instance is limited but not as much as Heroku.
- AppFog - No free plans, plans start from 20$/mo
- Amazon AWS - Free for 1 year, Instance is a VM
- DigitalOcean - Virtual machines
Additional Instance pricing
- 1x / 2x is amount of CPU
- 512MB is amount of RAM
- If not noted, price is per hour
| Platform | Storage | Traffic | SSL | |———-|———|———|—–| |Heroku |as addon | ? |- | |OpenShift | 1GB | ? |+ | |AWS |as addon | ? |+ | |DO | 20GB | 1TB |+ |
- Heroku - super easy -
git push heroku master
- OpenShift - more choises, needs configuration
- Amazon AWS - DIY
- DigitalOcean - DIY