Free or cheap solutions to host your projects

Stack on a Budget

What's in a app/site?

Front End Code

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Images
  • Video
  • Files

Backend End

  • Server side code
  • Database
  • Email

Do you really need an app?

CMS of old to new

Content is King

Connecting all the things 

APIs are your friends

Walkthrough demo code time

Github Pages

Heroku

  • https://heroku.com/
  • Almost all the languages!
    • Node, Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, Go, Scala, Clojure
  • Database: Postgres 10K rows
  • HTTPS
  • Custom domains
  • Private Code
  • Limits:
    • Sleeps after 30 mins of inactivity, otherwise always on depending on your remaining monthly free dyno hours
    • Free dyno hours/month
      • Verified accounts: 1000 (Unverified: 550)

Firebase

Firebase

Mlab

Gearhost

  • Limits
    • 1GB Bandwidth

    • 100MB Storage

    • 20min Session Timeout

    • DB: 5-10MB

name=this is my name
address=no 123, jln abc, kampong !\@# BN0098, Brunei
phone=123123
email=nobody@here.com
web=nobody@domain.com
===============================================

10MB ~= 55,874 x

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda

  • Define code
  • AWS robustness
  • AWS configuration
  • Limits ( / month)
    • 1M requests
    • 400,000 GB-s
      compute time

Email

  • Mailgun: 10,000 / month
  • Sparkpost: 100,000 / month
  • SendGrid
    • Free Trial
      • Send up to 40,000 emails for 30 days
      • Store up to 2,000 contacts
    • Post Trial: 100 emails/day

$$ time

Webhosts

Any suggestions?

DIY Boxes

The Cloud

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Free or cheap solutions to host your projects

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