A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev (by ripienaar)

Free-for-dev Alternatives

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better free-for-dev alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where free-for-dev has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-23.
  • Free for developers
  • Good CMS to pair with Gatsby for group hobby project with non-techies? | 2021-02-23 has a list of CMS hosts with a free tier, might be worth browsing to see what's out there.
  • Free for Developers | 2021-02-23
    Commit history could be used to figure it out: | 2021-02-23
    I have a Certificate in GIS and I know a little HTML and CSS and yadda, but I don't really write any programming languages. So I don't have a good sense of where they are drawing the line here for things that fit or don't fit this list.

    Their section on Data Visualization on Maps lacks a link to Stamen Design free tiles, available under a creative commons license.

    I'm wondering if people here think it's worth submitting a pull request or if that sounds like it is outside of the scope of what they are trying to curate for some reason.

  • Best free hosting service with 100+ hours | 2021-02-18
    Here’s a pretty decent list of services that offer some form of free-tier, it’s pretty exhaustive but major cloud providers & web dev sections might be applicable
  • Easiest way to find 100s of Open-source alternatives for commercial software | 2020-12-23
    Open Source Stash seems to be opinionated (for lack of a better word) and there doesn't seem to be a way to submit projects to it? Also, I need to allow 3+ third-party services to even make the website work. I wish that wasn't the case.

    This website likely is more comprehensive:

    Also see: (freetiers)


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