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A guide on deploying applications using popular hosting methods.
Here is a guide on popular hosts, that I have had a good experience with, and that I recommend.

Deploy on Heroku

Heroku is an option that I personally use to host some of my apps for free.
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Free to use.
  • Trusted by many people.
  • Decent uptime.
  • Apps sleep after a short period of time.
  • Requires credit card verification for 24/7 hosting.
  • Can charge money, if you go over the dyno hour limits.
  • Apps sleep after a short period of time, without internal pinging.
Cloud Application Platform | Heroku

Deploy on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a very reliable service with viable security. I personally use it for my major projects (2PG, DBots, codea.live etc.). It costs money, but hosts apps 24/7, without extra challenges. As of writing this, I have not experienced any notable downtime, even with >2 years of service.
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Online 24/7.
  • Trusted by many people.
  • Very decent uptime.
  • Flexible pricing plans.
  • SSH key security.
  • Takes a while to setup.
  • May require Linux expertise, if you run into issues.
  • Expensive, and initial price excludes tax.
DigitalOcean – The developer cloud
"Try DigitalOcean with a $100 credit"

What about other hosting services?

There are many hosting services, however I will only recommend the ones I have had a great experience with, and I hope you will too.
Last modified 8mo ago