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Document Initial Release at 2020-11-03
Document Updated at 2021-05-09
As 2020, we are talking about cloud hosting, static hosting instead of ordinary hosting types such as dedicated, VPS/VDS or shared hosting. We do aim to find out all kinds of free hosting which may help you to serve your website freely.
If you are planning to serve fixed content, these are right choice for you. There are plenty of providers around:
You may have unlimited websites with monthlyhttps://www.netlify.com/pricing/100GB Bandwidth totally free! Also Netlify Starter Plan (free) includes; 125k per site / month Serverless Functions Invocations, 100 per site / month Forms Submissions, 1k per site / month Identity (Active Users) and 2.5k per site / month Large Media Transformations. Details can be accessed via
Vercel platform uses Nextjs to serve static websites which based on Reactjs. Vercel also free available for anyone withhttps://vercel.com/pricing100GB Bandwidth and also they provide Serverless Function Execution up to 100GB-Hrs to their users.
AWS is huge, we can serve our static website over AWS in two ways. First way is using Amazon S3. There is very good detailed article at Amazon https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/WebsiteHosting.html. There is also another way with AWS Amplify. Amplify has free plan with 5GB storage with 15GB bandwidth monthly. Please read more at Amazon Host Static Website and also Amplify
Cloudflare one of the most used web inftrastructure and security company that provides DDoS and CDN services. Cloudflare recently started static web site hosting as well as workers to execute functions like Amazon AWS. Cloudflare pages are free within limits, also directly pulls from Github, builds and publishes. Also it does support custom domain names.
Surge is totally free static website serving platform, there are no publishing limits and also you may use your own domain with Surge.sh.https://surge.sh/pricing
Render launched at 2019 with not only static hosting, but also managed database, node, python and many other options. You can always create static site freely via Github or Gitlab. Render has alsohttps://render.com/pricing100GB Bandiwdth limit, however custom domains, SSL, and HTTP/2 is supported.
Github also has great solution to serve static pages, Github Pages reads your public repository and serves as xxxx.github.io subdomain, also you can CNAME your custom domain to Github Pages page. There ishttps://pages.github.com/1GB size and 100GB Bandwidth limit, however as we all know Github is rock-solid.
It is Google, you knew it. Google Cloud has almost every service with a free plan. Firebase also have a free plan called 'Spark Plan', which includes Authtentication (10k/month), Cloud Firestore (1GB) and Cloud Functions (125k Invocations/month) also Free Hosting of 10GB but there is 360MB/day transfer limit. You may use custom domain and SSL. It is totally free to test and start your cloud journal. Just take a lookhttps://firebase.google.com/pricing