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How to make most use of Free Tier Cloud Service to build your personal project

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In today’s digital age, building a personal brand is critical for career growth and professional success. One of the best ways to start building your personal brand is by leveraging cloud services. Many cloud providers offer an “Always Free Tier” plan that provides free access to several cloud services. In this blog post, we will discuss how to make the most of the Always Free Tier cloud service to build your personal brand and small startup business.

Part I

Public Cloud

AWS
  • https://aws.amazon.com/free/
  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux t2.micro instance usage (1 GiB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support)
  • Amazon DynamoDB (NoSQL): 25 GB of storage
  • AWS Lambda (FaaS): 1 Million free requests per month
  • Amazon SNS: 1 Million publishes
Azure
  • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
  • US$200 credit for 30 days
  • Popular services free for 12 months
Oracle Cloud
  • https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/
  • Compute: (Note- 1 Oracle OCPU = 2 vCPUs)
    • 2 AMD-based VMs: ⅛ OCPU = 0.25 vCPU with 1 GB RAM each
    • 4 Arm-based VMs: 24 GB RAM total, 3,000 OCPU hours and 18,000 GB memory hours per month
  • 2 Block Volumes Storage, 200 GB total
  • 10 GB Object Storage - Standard
  • 10 GB Object Storage - Infrequent Access
  • 10 GB Archive Storage
  • 10TB of network data egress/month per originating region
  • Resource Manager (managed terraform)
  • 5 OCI Bastions
  • 2 Oracle Autonomous Databases incl. Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle SQL Developer etc., each with 20GB storage
  • NoSQL Database with 25GB storage per table, up to 3 tables
  • 4 Load Balancers: 1 Flexible (10Mbps) and 3 Network
  • Monitoring and Notifications

NoSQL

MongoDB Atlas
  • https://www.mongodb.com/atlas/database
  • 512MB to 5GB of storage
  • 100 concurrent connections
Redis Labs
  • https://redis.com/redis-enterprise-cloud/pricing/
  • 30MB RAM
  • Redis Modules
  • 1 dedicated database
  • 30 connections
Vercel KV
  • https://vercel.com/docs/storage/vercel-kv
  • 30,000 Requests
  • 50,000 reads / month
Cloudflare KV
  • https://www.cloudflare.com/products/workers-kv/

SQL

Oracle CLoud
  • Two databases total, each with 1 OCPU** and 20 GB storage.
ElephantSQL
  • https://www.elephantsql.com/plans.html
  • 20 MB storage
  • 5 concurrent connections

Static Site

  • Cloudflare Pages: https://pages.cloudflare.com/
  • Azure Static Web Apps: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/app-service/static/
  • Github Page: https://pages.github.com/
  • Gitlab Page: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/pages/
  • Vercel: https://vercel.com/pricing
  • Netlify: https://www.netlify.com/pricing/
  • Render: https://render.com/pricing

CI/CD

  • Azure DevOps: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/devops/azure-devops-services/
  • Github Action: https://github.com/pricing

FaaS / Serverless

  • Cloudflare worker: https://workers.cloudflare.com/
  • Vercel: https://vercel.com/pricing

Monitor & Log

  • Grafana Cloud: https://grafana.com/products/cloud/
  • Datadog: https://www.datadog.com/pricing
  • Sentry: https://sentry.io/pricing/

Free SSL

  • ZeroSSL: https://app.zerossl.com
  • Let’s Encrypt: https://letsencrypt.org/

Part II

PageSpeed Insights

  • Google PageSpeed Insights: https://pagespeed.web.dev/
  • GTmetrix: https://gtmetrix.com/

Graph

  • Draw.io
  • ProcessOn: https://www.processon.io/

Analytics

  • Google Analytics
  • unami: https://umami.is/pricing

Status page

  • Atlassian Statuspage: https://www.atlassian.com/software/statuspage/pricing

Search Analytics

  • Google Search Console
  • Bing Webmaster Tools

Ads

  • Google Ads
  • Facebook Ads
  • Termsly: https://termly.io/pricing/
  • Privacy Policy Generator: https://www.privacypolicygenerator.info/
  • TermsFeed: https://www.termsfeed.com/

Chatbot

  • Bridger: https//bridger.chat

For Student

  • Github Student Pack: https://education.github.com/pack

Reference

  • https://landingpage.fyi/landing-page-checklist.html

One of the primary benefits of the Always Free tier is cost optimization. By using the free resources, you can reduce your cloud computing costs significantly.

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