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5 Website To Host Your Website For Free

surajondev profile image Suraj Vishwakarma Originally published at surajondev.netlify.app Updated on ・2 min read

Introduction

Hosting Website

We write tons of code to make an awesome, effective, and useful website. Initially, we can see that website on localhost but to make it public we need domain and hosting. Domain purchasing and hosting websites cost a lot of money. For test purposes, we can use free domains and sub-domains to host the website. Today we are going to list 5 website where you can host your website for free of cost.

GitHub Pages

You can host your webpage online using GitHub. You need to create a repository for your website and put all the source code in it. You can find deploying and hosting in the setting section.

GitHub Pages

  • PROS
    • Free
    • Right on GitHub
    • Set up Instantly
    • Easy to learn
  • CONS
    • Less Control over Domain
    • Bad Cache
    • Bad SSL Support
    • Bad Cookies system

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is an integrated provider of cloud-based computing solutions. One of the Services they provide is Web Site Hosting.

Amazon Web Services

  • PROS
    • Easy to use for beginners
    • Free tier for 1 year
    • New Innovation and Technology
  • CONS
    • Sometime maze for beginners as they provide a lot of services
    • The pricing can get high
    • Sometimes downtime happens

Wix

Wiz is mostly for people who don't want to code or don't know about coding a website. They have a number of templates and they use your choice to personalized the website according to your requirement.

Wix

  • PROS
    • Good Site Speed
    • Massive Template Collection
    • Drag and Drop Interface
    • Market Your Site Easily
  • CONS
    • Free Plan Forces Wix Branding
    • Tracking and Analytic require a paid plan
    • Premium Plans are for Single Site
    • Sub-domain is not that great

Netlify

Netlify lets you create a website using the repository on the git platform. You just need to pick the repository and run the deploy command. After completion of deployment, your site will be live.

Netlify

  • PROS
    • Fastest Static Hosting and Continuous Deployment
    • Easy to Deploy
    • Free SSL Support
  • CONS

    There are very fewer cons but some can be

    • Confusing UI
    • Pricing Structure

Weebly

Weebly is the same as Wix, you do not need to write code. It is a clean and cut site builder. Great for e-commerce and personal website.

Weebly

  • PROS
    • Solid Site Speed
    • High Design Flexibility with Themes
    • Editor is Simple and Easy to Use
  • CONS
    • Freeloader Stuck on the Weebly domain
    • Limited Blogging Tool
    • Pay for more Help

Last Note

Thank you for reading the blog post and I hope you like it. If you know more website you can add in the discussion list.

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Hardik Chopra

What are your thoughts on Heroku ? and Digital Ocean ?

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Rishabh Singh ⚡

Both heroku & digital ocean are premium hosting websites where you can host a variety of web applications. Both are very powerful & high performance. As mentioned by Suraj, both are paid.

Fun Fact: Dev.to platform is hosted on Heroku

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

Heroku has free tier.

IIRC, you can host 5 dynamic sites without a credit card.

With credit card, but you don't have to pay anything, you can have unlimited sites.

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moonhunter_code

What is IIRC?, azure microsoft?, if you talk about Azure, they charge expensive, I hired support for Azure programmers, and for 1 question they charged me 30 dollars T.T

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

if i recall correctly

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nnowwakk

Digital Ocean has a free tier in their new App Platform that allows you to host 3 static sites for free.

digitalocean.com/products/app-plat...

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Okay let me try ♥️

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

That's great description of both the website and nice facts bro 🔥

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nickstock

Digital ocean now allows up to 3 free forever static sites with their new app platform

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Karel De Smet

Heroku is great, if you can live with the cold starts which are quite frequent and can cause a heavy delay. As far as I can tell (but that's not based on any research or performance testing), Netlify has a better free tier.

But I love both, very user friendly and have never been disappointed in any way. And now that Digital Ocean has jumped on the bandwagon, it might also be time to check that out. Their server offering is definitely one of the best around.

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MyCodeMagic

Heroku is easy to manage like GitHub pages ✌️

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Okay love to try ❤️

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

I have less idea about heroku and digital ocean are great site but they need payment method to get start.

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Yash Desai

Heroku and Netlify are my choices

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Lewis kori

vercel is a great alternative to netlify
pythonanywhere.com is great for python apps

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Marco Colonna

I use this: Altervista Wordpress

is not the best around Internet, but have more features than the official Wordpress.com since start and for free; my site not have visits at moment, but for me is good to learn HTML and CSS, I have maded the entire code of my site alone, for learn web code

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

I'll check that website and thanks for mentioning the site

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Ammar Alakkad

There's GitLab pages as well, I'm using it for my blog and happy with it.

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Yess, I am think host a blog website on github

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TalOrlanczyk

What your thoughts about firebase

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

Firebase hosting is for dtatic sites that use firebase services.

Although, you don't really have to use firebase services to use hosting.

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Rishabh Singh ⚡

Firebase provides a tone of features and mainly focused to work as a backend for small projects who can't afford premium hosting. The free tier is really great and can easily get a job done but if you have big plans then you may have to look into the paid options. Overall firebase is lovely and extremely simple to implement.

I personally love it. ♥

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Yesss but it is good for backend database

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Firebase is great for managing backend data and its cost nothing and back my Google. So highly recommend

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Rishabh Singh ⚡

Here are some more online services which provide free hosting:

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

Seems to be WordPress targeted.

Can I host something else, like Ghost?

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

WordPress is great but to unlock its full potential you need to buy a subscription.

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Yesss, they are great for free hosting

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preyas prathap

Confusing UI for Netlify ?

I you are looking for free plan why are you looking at pricing structure ?

For free accounts:
Network Bandwidth: 100GB/month — Soft
Storage: 100GB — Soft
API requests: 500 requests/minute, 3 deploys/minute* — Hard

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jazkh

Free comes with "Limitation" . I would choose Firebase over Netlify.

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Okay Firebase has greater depth in dabase management

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vercel.com/ is pretty sweet too depending on your needs. Effectively one-click deployment.

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Al Nahian

Hey, Would you mind to write something on "Vercel"?

Very helpful & informative post, Thank you!

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JoseAlz

Otra alternativa para empezar es:
neocities.org/

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Allison Walker

You say these are for testing purposes. Would you recommend them for full-time website hosting?

Also, do any of these offer email services?

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

For full purpose I recommend using their subscription to unlock their full potential and also they provide Neil service of their own or with Google.

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Kamal Hossain

I disagree with the Confusing UI for netlify cons.
They are trying to make their UI modern as much as possible.

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Yess they are trying to make modern site but in some cases the is confusing especially on mobile devices

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Nav Pahwa

For Frontend Web Apps I recommend Netlify and For Backend AWS, Both of them have free tiers and both of them are really good and powerful services with a helpful support team.

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Kinanee Samson

I use Glitch and firebase hosting

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Okay, I will try it

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Rishabh Singh ⚡

I was looking for something exactly like this! Thank you so much for sharing!

My personal favourites from above lists are GitHub Pages & Netlify

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Suraj Vishwakarma Author

Mine too is Netlify and happy to help you ❤️

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

I followed Nuxt's recommendations.

nuxtjs.org/faq/deployment-aws-amplify

See the sidebar. There are about 10 choices or something.

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