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What is the best alternative to Azure?

kawhyte profile image Kenny Whyte ・1 min read

Hello everyone,

I want to deploy a .NET application. What is the best (free) alternative to Azure?

Thanks!

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i personally wouldn't touch managed cloud services with a 50ft pole 😜
i've done that before and the bills kept piling on as usage increased.
now i'm much happier with DIY vps or dedicated boxes where i have total control.
it's more work but waaaaay cheaper in the longrun.
noisy neighbors are a real issue on the cloud and you won't get the full performance you pay for.
also you'd get better performance with a $5 vps than with most free-tiers of cloud services.
in case anybody's interested, here's some concise instructions for getting a linux server ready for deploying a .net core app in less than 10mins.

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Kenny Whyte Author

"i personally wouldn't touch managed cloud services with a 50ft pole" - YEP!

"bills kept piling on as usage increased" - This is what happened to me. The pricing is crazy too.

Thank you.

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Rolf Streefkerk

There are 2 free options for hosting on AWS that could work:

  • 1) is on AWS Lambda, see this article
  • 2) EC2 (VPS) free tier, see here
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Kenny Whyte Author

Thanks, I will have to check these out.

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Antoine GAY

It depends on the kind of Application.
Some things are free (but limited) even on Azure such as Azure Function. And you can have some free credits when you register, to pay the outbound bandwith: azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/m....

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Jorge Castro

VPS with Windows (or a private server), it is way more powerful and you have more in control of what is happening and what you could do.

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Kenny Whyte Author

Thank you. More control is always good for me.

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Endy Tjahjono

AppHarbor used to be quite popular.