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10 Ways to Host Your React App For Free

Nilanth
Full Stack Developer | ReactJS | Redux | Laravel | AWS | Follow on Twitter for daily updates | Letโ€™s make the web. Faster ๐Ÿš€
Originally published at javascript.plainenglish.io ใƒปUpdated on ใƒป4 min read

Here are the 10 services that provide free hosting for your React App.

React is the most popular library in JavaScript. Most of the developers are moving to react. The React community is growing rapidly. As there are more React Apps are developed.

But the problem here is the cost of hosting the App. As the app users grow, we need to scale based on it and the cost to Increase! So here we can see the services that provide free hosting. Letโ€™s Host.

1. Netlify

Netlify

Netlify is an all-in-one platform for automating modern web projects. It provides continuous deployment using GitHub, Bitbucket and Gitlab. React App can be deployed in 3 steps. It also provides a free automatic HTTPS. You can also add a custom domain. With Netlify Edge, Your React Apps are accessed to the client blazing fast.

Other than deployment, Netlify also provides serverless functions, Forms, Analytics, CLI, API and more. Most of these features are provided for free with some limitations.

2. Vercel

Vercel

Vercel creator of Next.js, A modern react Framework. You can deploy React App with Zero configuration in Vercel. It will boost the app performance with its global edge network.

Vercel provides a preview link for Pull Request in Bitbucket, Github and GitLab to test the feature before deploying.

Vercel also provides some starter templates to create a new App and deploy it. It Provides continuous deployment, Serverless functions, HTTPS and more.

3. AWS S3

AWS S3

Amazon Web Services is the worldโ€™s leading cloud service provider. It provides almost every cloud services, and some services are given only by AWS.

S3 is also one of the AWS services. S3 Bucket is known for storing static assets. The most common use of S3 is to save images. It also provides static site hosting.

You just need to upload the React Build files to the bucket. Once Upload is completed. You can access the app using the bucket URL. You can also configure CloudFront to add a custom domain and HTTPS.

AWS provides 12 months of free credits on the new account. You can use that free credits for using S3 and also other AWS services.

4. AWS Amplify

AWS Amplify

Amazon Web Services also provides another service called Amplify to host your React App. Amplify will build and host your React App with global CDN.

Amplify can be integrated with Git services to make the continuous deployment. It also provides HTTPS, Custom Domain, Monitoring, Password Protection, Pull-Request previews and More.

Amplify comes with 12 months free of cost. As it used Amazon CloudFront CDN, the Deployed Apps are faster and cached in nearby edge locations to serve very quickly.

5. Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft provides Azure Static Web Apps to host your React App. The hosted app is served from distributed points globally to provide better performance.

Azure provides Free HTTPS, Custom Domains, Versioning, Git Integration and more.

Azure has a free plan with these services. It provides continuous deployment using Git integration.

6. GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a service by GitHub, The largest and most advanced development platform in the world.

You can directly host your React app from the GitHub repository. You just need to make your changes and push to make your React App live.

GitHub Pages provide Free HTTPS and Custom Domain. You can configure the GitHub pages with some simple steps.

7. Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud provides Cloud Storage Bucket to host static sites. All you need to create a bucket, upload the code and make it public. Now your React App is deployed.

Cloud Storage Bucket does not provide HTTPS and custom domain. You can configure it with the HTTPS Load Balancing service.

Cloud Storage Bucket has a Free Tier plan with monthly limits. Google also provides 300$ free credits for new Account.

8. Render

Render

Render is a Cloud Service Provider, Provides services for both Static and Dynamic Site. You can host your React App with three simple steps.

Render provides Free SSL, Global CDN, Custom Domain, Auto Deploy with Git Integration.

Render provides a Free Plan to Host Static Site and Competitive Pricing for Other services too.

9. Surge

Surge

Surge is a Static Website Hosting Platform. You can deploy using the surge CLI.

Surge doesnโ€™t provide any Web Console to host the Web Pages. You can host your React App from your CLI.

You can host it with a few steps using the surge CLI. It provides Free SSL, Custom Domain Configuration. Hosting in surge might require some CLI skills.

10. Heroku

Heroku

Heroku is a container-based cloud Platform as a Service. Heroku provides mostly all cloud services like AWS. It has a Free Plan for most of the services.

You can deploy your React App using Heroku Buildpack for create-react-app. Using Heroku CLI, You can deploy the React App with few commands. The Buildpack is used for Automatic Deployment and a built-in Bundler to make the deployment less complicated.

Heroku provide free SSL, Custom Domain and Git Integration.

Conclusion

There are some more free services like Firebase and CloudFlare Pages. I hope you have found this useful. Thank you for reading.

Need to learn more? Feel free to connect on Twitter :)

Discussion (5)

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Arnab Paryali

AWS is the worst in terms of free. you will endup paying for hosting the domain and many other hidden charges

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Aftab Syed

Azure would have more free services than AWS

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Sunima

Gitlab Pages, Firebase

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Casey ๐Ÿ’Ž

Firebase also allows you to host projects for free, you can either use your own domain name or the tld they provide, which is appname.web.app or appname.firebaseapp.com

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Matt Pocock

S3 very much not free.