Let’s discuss the free tier options out there. Anyone has extra info please share with us.
From what I known,
Google Cloud and AWS all offer one year free up time of an instant(They call it dyno, EC2, whatever. It’s Linux; It’s VPS). After one year, if you decide to stay with them, you have to pay at a much higher price comparing with some bare bone VPS offering out there. If you decide to leave, you have to migrate all your things on there. Some of things you have done there maybe using their platform specified services(e.g. their DB) that have to do extra works to get it going on an open source regular solution(MySQL, Mongo).
Heroku gives a true life long free tier. However, They put it into “sleep mode”, which take a 5-10 seconds to re-boost. Unacceptable in my book for your resume projects. Nobody wait that long for a website to load. Even worst if it’s a recruiter they just assumed you’re too much of a noob that can’t get a site working.