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Top 10 Platforms to Host Your Apps for Free

Hi everyone, here I present you the list of top 10 platforms to host your application absolutely free of cost.

1. Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications. It lets companies build, deliver, monitor and scale apps — facilitating the fastest way to go from idea to URL, bypassing all those infrastructure headaches.
Get started: Cloud Application Platform | Heroku

2. Vercel
Vercel, company behind next.js react framework, is the best place to deploy any frontend app. You can start by deploying with zero configuration and scale your application as per your plan.
You can get started here: Develop. Preview. Ship. For the best frontend teams – Vercel

3. Firebase
Its another popular cloud based platform founded in 2011 which was acquired by Google in 2014. Firebase provides detailed documentation and cross-platform SDKs to help you build and ship apps on Android, iOS, the web, C++, and Unity. It is popular among developers for creating mobile and web applications.
Get started: Firebase (

4. Netlify
Netlify is a San Francisco-based cloud computing company that offers hosting and serverless backend services for web applications and static websites. The company provides hosting for websites whose source files are stored in the version control system Git and then generated into static web content files served via a Content Delivery Network. It do have Netlify CMS to tackle limitations of the purely static model and serverless to handle web projects with interactivity.
Get Started: Netlify: Develop & deploy the best web experiences in record time

5. GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages is a static site hosting service that takes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files straight from a repository on GitHub, optionally runs the files through a build process, and publishes a website. 
Get started here: GitHub Pages | Websites for you and your projects, hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

6. Render
Render is a unified cloud to build and run all your apps and websites with free SSL, a global CDN, private networks, and auto deploys from Git.
Get started for free here: Cloud Application Hosting for Developers | Render (

7. AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure as services starting back in 2006 to businesses as web services—now commonly known as cloud computing. It is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
Get started here: Free Cloud Computing Services – AWS Free Tier (

8. Azure
Azure by Microsoft is a cloud computing that provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to it’s clients. Azure do supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks developed by Microsoft and also offers majority of popular third-party software. Azure offers free account with popular services free for 12 months, more than 25 services free always, and $200 credit to use in your first 30 days. 
Get started here: Get started with Azure – Introduction | Microsoft Azure

9. Surge
Surge is an expert in developing fully static websites and applications for front-end developers. Deploy anything in six keystrokes. There’s only six keystrokes between you and deployment: Type surge and hit enter in your project directory to get it online immediately. 
Try it here: Surge

10. GitLab Pages
GitLab makes it incredibly easy to build, deploy, and host your modern static websites via their free GitLab Pages service, which provides native support for numerous Static Site Generators (SSG), such as Gatsby, Next.js, Nuxt, Jekyll, Hugo, Hexo, Middleman and Pelican. To get started with GitLab, you can either fork an existing project, or you create a new one for yourself. On the GitLab Pages Quick Start Guide, which is, by the way, a site built with Middleman, you will find the steps for forking an existing project from a list of examples prepared for you.
Get started for free here: Try GitLab for free | GitLab

Hope you find this list useful.

The author of this blog post is a technology fellow, an IT entrepreneur, and Educator in Kathmandu Nepal. With his keen interest in Data Science and Business Intelligence, he writes on random topics occasionally in the DataSagar blog.


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