Sekrab Garage

Hosting options

Six different flavors of hosting your web app

TipHosting February 6, 20

Until recently, I used Azure hosting, until it started costing me to have a custom domain. I also got rid of my GoDaddy hosting because it is so out of date. Firebase hosting is the thing now. With the Free spark plan, you can do so much for a blog, including a custom domain.

Until recently, I used Azure hosting, until it started costing a lot to have a custom domain. I also got rid of my GoDaddy hosting because it was so out of date. Firebase hosting is the thing now. With the Free spark plan, you can do so much for a blog, including a custom domain. My garage is hosted on Firebase.

Another low cost option was NearlyFreeSpeech. But it is quite basic with tooling (compared to Azure and Firebase).

Netlify, allows hosting directly from github project, and runs npm scripts. It also provides cloud functions. The free tier is quite generous, and allows outgoing API traffic (unlike Firebase functions).

Surge.sh hosts client-side projects, the free plan is very generous, and it includes a work around to auto redirect to index.html (in case you want to host an SPA).

And finally, Sanity, which hosts data store, and a simple admin manager, well actually, the out-of-the-box editor is simple and powerful, but you can edit and create your own data types and content types. That will be another blog post.