Absolute free hosting for php and mysql

Simon Leung
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Is there any absolute free hosting website for php and mysql ? I want to share some codes with others.

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Hi there! :)

As far as free hosting services go, GoogieHost is my personal number 1 choice.

Reference: https://googiehost.com/freehosting.html

Googiehost is a free web hosting company who provide you best free hosting for MySQL and PHP. There are all features they provide absolutely free.
  • 1000 MB SSD Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Free Emails
  • Free Subdomains
  • 2 MySQL Database
  • 2 FTP Account
  • Free Website Builder
  • Free Website Templates
  • Free CMS Installer
  • Online File Manager
  • Spam Protection
  • Free Help Support

As far as code sharing, you may also give Experts Exchange a try by writing articles explaining the features and uses for the codes you intend to share.
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

1) For sharing code, best to use https://GitHub.com for this.

https://github.com/pricing provides pricing.

Either $0/month or $7/month, depending of features you require.

2) Unsure why you'd require MariaDB/MySQL for this.

As Noah suggested, clarify exactly what you'll providing which might require database services.

3) Tip: Nothing is ever free. Services which are free of charge ($0 for full LAMP Stack hosting) either have hidden costs, like pushing ads to visitors which will reduce traffic or services have many problems, like running old software + providing no support for tech issues.

Best if you also mention any type of monetization approach you have for your project, as this will expand your range of possibilities.
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

Note: Looks like GitHub also provides running LAMP Stacks very cheaply also.

Check the pricing page detail.

If you only need a way to share your code, you can have a zip file on Gmail, Dropbox or Idrive free plan  and a Facebook page.

You can also use this temporary fiddle tool (but they reset the code, so it is just for preview or debug or quick share)

If you plan to have an opensource project, I would use Github like David proposed, because you will have bug trackings, code comparision, versionning, wiki....
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
Fellow 2018
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Github is free for opensource.  Bitbucket is free for close projects of 5 or less people https://bitbucket.org/product/pricing

I agree with David here. There is no real "free" lunch as they say.  If it is just for playing or testing, fine, but I would want more control and support. You might want to check out free trials with Azure for 12 months https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ or even AWS https://aws.amazon.com/free/start-your-free-trial/ or Google.  

With those choices, it will be easy to move to paid and scale.

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