20 Best Free Cloud Service Providers

20 Best Free Cloud Service Providers

Get Your Project Running With These Free Hosting Alternatives

Hey 👋, welcome again to my blog! Have you ever wanted to showcase your skills and show someone your working project and have no hosting plan or virtual CPU yet?

NQ4xeRKDaREYqtUg9n8xGc-removebg-preview.png The hosting plans I am going to show you will come in handy any time you need them.

We all love freebies and it should come as no surprise that even in web hosting there are tons of freebies if you know where to look.

Not all things free are equal though, and this time I’m going to look at what some of these free (and “almost-free”) web hosts have to offer.

Please note that some of these services can offer you a limited time, trials, subdomains etc.


As you may know, AWS is one of the largest cloud providers in the world. They offer a large number of cloud services like virtual servers, cloud storage, databases, IoT, out-of-the-box machine learning models and many more.

image.png AWS has over 140 different services and the most popular ones are available (within limits) in the so-called Free Tier.

⇨ Always Free
⇨ 12 months Free (with monthly usage limits)
⇨ Free Trials

If you cross the usage limit, you need to pay for it.

✪ For More Details: AWS

⇥ Azure

Azure is an extremely big and powerful cloud platform that you can use to develop and run your applications.

If you are new to Azure or if you want to run an experiment on Azure, you can use it for free, for 12 months.

⇨ 200USD in free credits to be consumed within 1st month
⇨ Always Free Services (25+)
⇨ 12 months Free Services (with usage limits)
image.png Move to pay as you go for free monthly amounts of popular services for 12 months and 25+ other services always.
If you cross the usage limit, you need to pay for it.

✪ For More Details: azure.microsoft.com/free

⇥ Google Cloud

The GCP free tier provides everything you need to build and run your apps, websites, and services, including firebase and the Google Maps API.

⇨ 300USD in free credits
⇨ 20+ Free products (with monthly usage limits)

image.png If you cross the usage limit, you need to pay for it.

✪ For More Details: cloud.google.com/free/docs/gcp-free-tier#fr..

⇥ Oracle Cloud

Just like Google Cloud computing and AWS Cloud, Oracle also provides the free trial program to users with some credit

⇨ 30 Day Free Trial (with 300USD in free credits)
⇨ Always Free Services (with usage limits)

If you cross the usage limit, you need to pay for it.

✪ For More Details: Oracle

⇥ IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud is a suite of cloud computing services from IBM that offers both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

⇨ 200USD in free credits to be consumed within 1st month ⇨ 40+ Always Free Products (with usage limits)

If you cross the usage limit, you need to pay for it.

✪ For More Details: IBM

⇥ Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, launched in 2009, began its operations by serving small enterprises with cloud solutions similar to AWS.

⇨ Free Trials of 50+ services [ranging from 1 to 12 months]

image.png ✪ For More Details: Alibaba

⇥ Heroku

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud.

Heroku have an option to use it for free (limited services) for Non-commercial apps, such as Proof of Concepts, MVPs, and Personal Projects.

✪ For More Details: Heroku

⇥ Netlify

Netlify is a web development platform that multiplies productivity. By unifying the elements of the modern decoupled web, from local development to advanced edge logic.

It offers hosting and serverless backend services for web applications and static websites.
✪ For More Details: Netlify

⇥ Vercel

Vercel is a cloud platform for static sites and Serverless Functions that fits perfectly with your workflow.

image.png ✪ For More Details: Vercel

⇥ Hostinger

Hostinger is another low-cost alternative to the free website hosting companies. It is a professional web hosting provider that delivers free and premium web hosting services.

✪ For More Details: Hostinger

⇥ Scaleway

Scaleway is a French Cloud computing and web hosting company. Scaleway's cloud hosting and dedicated server plan pricing start so low, you might wonder if it's legit.

✪ For More Details: Scaleway

⇥ Digital Ocean

DigitalOcean's App Platform provides you with hosting for 3 static sites for free, and the Basic plan starts at $5 a month.

image.png Digital Ocean gives you $100 credit in the digital ocean free tier, for 60 days. In addition, Droplet plans, object storage, Block Storage, and LoadBalancer, can use it on all services provided by DigitalOcean.

✪ For More Details: Digital Ocean

⇥ Firebase.

Firebase Hosting provides fast and secure hosting for your web app, static and dynamic content, and microservices.

image.png Firebase and Google Cloud share three products: Cloud Firestore, Cloud Functions, and Cloud Storage.

✪ For More Details: Firebase

⇥ Statically

Statically offers optimization and CDN for open-source static assets. Statically uses multi-CDN to provide better service performance for end-users, it will pick the fastest server from 3 CDN providers for your location.

Statically is basically a free CDN for developers

✪ For More Details: Statically

⇥ Render

Render is a unified cloud to build and run all your apps and websites with free SSL, global CDN, private networks and auto-deploys from Git.

✪ For More Details: Render

⇥ GitLab Pages

GitLab is a web-based Git repository that provides free open and private repositories, issue-following capabilities, and wikis.


Start your free GitLab trial for 30 days and get unlimited access to all its features. GitLab self-hosted has both free and paid options: Core, Starter, Premium, and Ultimate.

✪ For More Details: GitLab

⇥ GitHub Pages

GitHub is not only a great place to store and share your code with others but they also offer free web hosting of your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript projects!

✪ For More Details: GitHub

⇥ 000webhost

000webhost is a free website hosting solution that provides an array of valuable features, including a website builder, WordPress support, and no ads.

000webhost was, is, and always will be a completely FREE platform! To use their services, you don't even need to attach any credit card or other payment.

✪ For More Details: 000webhost

⇥ Free Hostia

Freehostia offers free hosting plans that remove barriers to entry into online markets as well as low–cost upgrade options that allow businesses to scale.


✪ For More Details: Free Hostia

⇥ InfinityFree

Infinity Free offers three shared hosting plans only, one of which is completely free of charge. It is titled “Infinity Free'' and it should include unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth (although it is limited to 50,000 daily hits), and unlimited hosting domains.

As the name sounds, it seems to be a free forever plan.

✪ For More Details: Infinity Free

Extra Bonus For Pros:

⇥ Surge

Surge is static web publishing for Front-End Developers, right from the CLI. ... Publish HTML, CSS , and JS for free, without leaving the command line.

✪ For More Details: Surge

There are tons of other site builders and cloud providers that offer free hosting like Wix, Google Sites, Ucraft, Award Space, WordPress, Weebly etc...


While all these sites aren't bad for a free hosting service, I recommend you don't waste your time with free hosting, even if you're just starting out. You'll have to deal with slow loading speeds, lots of downtimes, and no customer support, and migrating your site to a different host later can be a real pain. image.png I will say, only go for these to showcase your mini-projects to the world but not for a real business and a start-up project or a project you want to really invest in.

Now go choose your poison.

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