(Fly and Render are the two services everyone mentions immediately after lamenting the slow death of Heroku)
08/30/2022, 2:59 PM
Pretty much every major cloud provider has a free tier, as well as many of the developer focussed tools like cloudflare and netlify. In other words, you have lots of choices
08/30/2022, 3:02 PM
Unfortunately, Netlify and Vercel don’t support WebSockets.
08/30/2022, 3:03 PM
I don't use them, I only use the big 3, primarily GCP for it's superior DX
08/30/2022, 3:22 PM
I tried AWS, but found it very confusing and was quite shocked how bad it was – given it’s so popular and used in many major products. Also ended up paying for stuff that wasn’t running, just because I enabled a load balancer. Google Cloud Platform looks cleaner for sure 🙂
08/30/2022, 5:09 PM
Load balancers typically cost money because you need a public IP for them, which is what they are actually charging the flat rate for.
GCP is nice because the product names help you understand what they are. I never understood AWS's rational for randomly named products