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I came across , github pages to host sites for free. are there any other providers which may be cheap or even free to host some dynamic websites.
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The 'best' answer here will really depend on your ultimate end goal.  With that said, a generic answer would be to look at the free tier for either aws https://aws.amazon.com/free/start-your-free-trial/ or Azure https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/azure-vs-aws/ or even both.  At this time, you get 12 months free.  Of course after the year the pricing will revert. I think they are hoping you are a growing start up and be able to handle payments as you grow.

Other good options for linux hosting are https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/ and https://www.linode.com/products/standard-linodes/

As you search around, you will find cheap hosting that offers email. I would stay away from using email services here. You will always have spam issues and potentially delivery/getting to an inbox issues too. Use either a free gmail or outlook.com account or if you want to use your domain, use  paid office365 or Gsuite.