Big Hosting companies like Heroku, Firebase giving free services because they want you to grow first. So, you can use their service at the start for free for your small scale projects or MVP.

I know some of the best and reliable tools for your Node.js API to host without any hassle. Here I'm listing them and will explain a little bit the process to do deploy there.

  • Glitch
  • Heroku
  • Firebase Functions

Glitch

Glitch is my go-to solution when I start to build my idea as an MVP because it's so easy to quickly set up API endpoints into the browser itself. everything into a single window.

What is Glitch offering?

  • In-browser Developments
  • unlimited projects
  • 4000 requests/hour
  • Every project will have 512MB RAM.
  • 200mb disk storage(it's more than enough to build MVP)
  • Sleep time is 5 minutes if your project is not used. So, to awake you can make HTTP call to https://<projecy_name>.glitch.me
  • Custom Domain

Website | Deploy Node.js APIs with glitch.com

Heroku

Heroku is more developer-friendly and this is an all-in-one solution for all programming applications. Their server is well maintained and powerful.

Heroku Languages

Here you can find all possoble Buildpacks https://elements.heroku.com/buildpacks

What is Heroku offering?

  • Deployments Methods are: Using Hekroku CLI, GitHub & Docker Registory(You must have Docker set up locally).
  • Maximum 5 project.
  • No limit but you can only run your app for 18 hours/day.
  • Every projects will have 512MB RAM.
  • Sleep time is 30 minutes. So, to awake you can make http call to https://<projecy_name>.herokuapp.com
  • Custom Domain

Website | Deploy Node.js APIs with heroku.com

Firebase Functions

Firebase is an all-in-one solution for web developments because they have Authentication, Database, Storage, Hosting, Functions & ML kit. This is my best tool as a glitch. I'm using GitHub, Twitter & Email Password authentication into my all web applications.

So, you can also host your Node.js API as Firebase Functions with FIrebse CLI.

  • Firebase CLI to deploy
  • unlimited projects
  • 2,000,000 requests/month
  • Every project will have 1GB RAM with 1 GHz CPU.
  • 5GB bandwidth
  • Custom Domain

Website | Deploy Node.js APIs with Firebase Functions

Thanks for reading my noob style tutorial. I hope this will help you to know something new. So, if you have suggestions and feedback about this post then let me know. hello@mohddanish.me