Warning: Prices and features of each service are no longer up to date (learn more)

Cloud computing

Sometimes a simple hosting and a domain are not enough.
When you need a bunch of different tools, check out the cloud computing companies.


  • Free tier for the first 12 months
  • Some services have free forever tiers
  • More features than competition
  • Longest time on market
    (more 3rd party libraries,
    better documentation)
  • Open AWS

Google Cloud

  • $300 free credits to spend during first 12 months
  • Always Free tier:
    1 f1-micro VPS
    1 GB NoSQL DB,
    28 hours/day of Google App Engine,
    5 GB of cloud storage
    2 000 000 cloud functions invocations
    and more
  • Open Google Cloud


  • $200 free credits to spend during 30 days
  • 12 months free trial of some services:750 hours/month of
    Linux and Windows VM,
    2x 64GB managed disks,
    5GB of File storage,
    250GB SQL database and more
  • Always free tier:
    10 web, mobile or API apps,
    1 000 000 serverless functions/month
    and more
  • Good support for Windows application
  • Open Azure

Cloud computing platforms are complex and hard to compare (the list of features and pricing is changing often).
Based on a specific use case, you will have to pick the best option yourself. Check those articles if you need help choosing: Sitepoint, Hacker News, RightScale.