List of websites to host your project freely as a developer

You as a developer might want to host your projects for testing purposes, thus to improve the development of what you're building or working on, this way you'll or might want to know how best your projects works on a live server or host, yet there are tons of websites that allows web hosts but most of these websites aren't free, some are very cost which might not be affordable. No worries, there are websites that offers free host for developers, this way you can get started with your project on a live host.


Therefore in this Article, I have provided 5 website where you can host your projects freely:

1) Github Pages:

Github is a web-based platform used for version control. Git simplifies the process of working with other people and makes it easy to collaborate on projects. Team members can work on files and easily merge their changes in with the master branch of the projects... read more

Github is a home for developers where you can host your static website projects. Front-end project code on GitHub can be hosted using Github Pages. The biggest advantage here is that the hosting is 100% free, They also provide a GitHub pages subdomain ( hosted over HTTPS.

Website: Github

2) Heroku:

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

Heroku also provides free hosts by offering hosting plan to get you started with your back-end website projects for free on the platform. Likewise you can run more than 100 back-end website projects freely on heroku. Experiment easily with different technologies such as Python, Node.Js, Ruby, Go, Java, Scala, Clojure etc. to discover what works best for you and your apps.

Website: Heroku

3) Netlify

Netlify is a San Francisco-based cloud computing company that offers hosting and serverless backend services for web applications and static website... Wikipedia

Netlify offers you a free website hosting. This can be done easily by linking your netlify account to your github repo for a pull request (this means you can get your website ready on netlify if you have your code pushed to github). Automatically Netlify will build and deploy your application with a subdomain as

Website: Netlify

4) Firebase:

Firebase is Google's mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business... Wikipedia

Firebase is a technology that allows you to create web applications without server-side programming, making development faster and easier. It supports Web, iOS, OS X and Android clients. With firebase, you can easily get your web application ready without a server side programming for data management, the server side will be automatically done by firebase thus making development easier and faster.

You can however get to know more about firebase and how it works here... read more

Website: Firebase

5) Amazon Web Services (AWS):

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow... Wikipedia

To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS provides a free usage tier. The Free Tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS.

You can get to know more about AWS here click here

Website: AWS

RECOMMENDED: I do recommend you to use Netlify for a serverless web application or Heroku for any of your projects that includes back-end functionalities since Heroku supports many technologies such as Nodejs, Python, PHP, Java, go etc to get your website project ready. You can use Github pages for your static website host. I prefer using Github pages for my projects live preview after I pushed all my code to github, then I convert to a github page for a live demo of my projects. Firebase is also a good option for your web application based on your requirements or what you need/wants to achieve.

Some other free web host also includes: vercel, infinityfree and 000webhostapp.

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If you have any other free platforms for developers to host their projects, Pls kindly share.