Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Auzre, RackSpace and almost every major cloud computing company gives free/trial plans. While it is business strategy, it may be useful for you if you are looking at something for a short span and not willing to pay a bomb for it. In this post, I am only compiling a set of such plans and would add/edit as things evolve.
|Company||Free Plan Offered||Duration|
|Digital Ocean||$10 Free Credit||Till you exhaust the credit|
|Amazon Web Services||Enough to run a website for free for a year. (https://aws.amazon.com/free/)||1 Year|
|Microsoft Azure||$200 (~Rs. 12,000) credit (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/offers/ms-azr-0044p/)||1 month|
|Google Cloud||$300 (https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/)||2 months|
$600 free credit – $50/month for 12 months to use toward the cloud services.
I’m a big fan of digital ocean but I equally like AWS. I’m currently experimenting with Azure and planning to try the Google Cloud soon. I hope to write detailed tutorials for each.
1) Getting started on digital ocean.