I have discovered that Amazon Web Services (aka Amazon Cloud Computing / EC2) offers a substantial tier of service for free.
Just sign up for an Amazon Web Services account and you can get the following tier of services for free, every month:
- 1 EC2 Linux Micro Instance (web server)
- 1 Elastic Load Balancer
- 15 GB data processing
- 10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage
- 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage
- Full List and Details Here
Be aware that you will have to startup the server and setup everything (Linux Users, PHP, MySQL…) on your own. On top of that, it can be a bit of a task to figure out the ins and outs of Amazon’s certificates & keys – but it is worth it.
Feltpad is using this free service tier get started with Project Aquaman, our first web-based service. This free tier is enough to get the service up and running, allowing us to turn a profit before paying for any servers.
Thank you Jeff Bezos.