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Best hosting platforms for Python applications and Python scripts

In this article I present you 14 different options where you can host your Python apps and Python scripts!


In this article I present you 14 different options where you can host your Python apps and Python scripts!

This list is not based on any rating, but rather, let鈥檚 divide it into 3 categories:

  • 1-5: One-click solutions (Cloud/Infrastructure platforms as a service)
  • 5-10: Cloud Server (Private Linux machine / VPS)
  • 11-14: Hidden champs you might not have on your radar

Let鈥檚 have a look at them!

You can also watch the video here:

1. Render.com

Render is a cloud service to build and run apps and websites with free TLS certificates, a global CDN, auto deploys from git, and more.

It lets you run web apps, static sites, docker containers, cron jobs, background workers, and fully managed databases with backups.

Most services, including the one for running Python web apps, can be used with a free tier to get started. It鈥檚 a perfect platform to host weekend projects for free but also to scale them up if needed.

2. Deta.sh

Deta is a free cloud crafted with the developer and user experience at heart. It also makes it super simple to deploy Python apps, and it is free forever.

Yes, that's correct, free forever.

It鈥檚 an awesome service and even the official FastAPI docs provide a section about deploying FastAPI apps on Deta: Deploy FastAPI on Deta - FastAPI.

3. pythonanywhere.com

This service is well-known in the Python community since it鈥檚 been around for quite some time. It doesn鈥檛 look fancy, but it just works. It鈥檚 a reliable service that鈥檚 also really simple to get started with.

You get one web app with a pythonanywere.com domain for free, and upgraded plans with more power start at $5 per month.

4. Railway

Railway is a deployment platform where you can provision infrastructure, develop with that infrastructure locally, and then deploy to the cloud.

In addition to deploying from an existing GitHub repo, they provide multiple templates that get you started with different frameworks in no time.

The Starter tier can also be used for free without a credit card, and the Developer tier is still free under $5/month.

5. Heroku

Heroku is probably still the best-known cloud application platform today.

However, they recently removed their free tier, and Heroku Dynos now start at $7/month.

Furthermore, they experienced a devastating security breach this year and resisted telling the public about it until outsiders sounded the alarm.

On the plus side, it鈥檚 still a reliable infrastructure with an easy developer experience. So you can make your own choice if you want to continue using it.

6. Hetzner

Hetzner is a data center operator based in Germany, offering very relibale Dedicated Server, Cloud, Storage, and Hosting.

7. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud hosting provider that offers cloud computing services and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Known for pricing and scalability, developers can deploy on DigitalOcean in seconds with their Virtual Machines called 鈥淒roplets鈥. Plans start at $4 a month.

8. Linode

Linode is a cloud hosting provider that focuses on providing Linux-powered virtual machines to support a wide range of applications.

9. AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world鈥檚 most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally.

10. Google Cloud

Google Cloud offers a high-performance infrastructure for cloud computing, data analytics & machine learning.

11. Replit

At its core, Replit is an online integrated development environment (IDE) for creating and sharing code.

If you upgrade to the Hacker plan for $7/month, you get 5 Always On Repls that can also be set to private. This essentially allows hosting your apps immediately after coding them on Replit.

12. GitHub

This option might surprise you. Well, you cannot host web apps on GitHub.

You can, however, schedule scripts to run on a regular basis with GitHub Actions and cron jobs. This allows you to run Python scripts on GitHub for free. The generous free tier includes 2,000 minutes per month, which is more than enough run many scripts multiple times a day.

In this tutorial I show how to do it:

You can also get started easily with this Template:

13. HuggingFace Spaces

A HuggingFace Space is a special kind of repository that hosts application code for Machine Learning demos. Those applications can be written using Python libraries like Streamlit or Gradio .

14. Streamlit Cloud

If you build your app with Streamlit, you can also easily deploy it to Streamlit Cloud for free.


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