Is there any free cloud backend with database?

Wojciech_KulikWojciech_Kulik USMember ✭✭

I'm looking for a free cloud solution. I want to use it in my small project. I just need a simple API with few endpoints + database. I want to have it all in cloud without any need of my own hosting. For now I'm only interested in free solutions.

So far I've found Google Cloud App Engine, it looks perfect, however free plan "Standard Environment" can't communicate with free Google Cloud Datastore. I could use Google Cloud Datastore alone, but I don't want user to have whole database on his device. Instead I want to provide endpoints which will allow to perform only specific operations on database.

Does anybody know any free solution which would allow me to setup simple API connected with database?


  • tuyenvtuyenv VNUniversity ✭✭✭

    @WojciechKulik Have you tried Google Firebase, it's good enough for starting.

  • Wojciech_KulikWojciech_Kulik USMember ✭✭
    edited August 2017
    @tuyenv As far as I know they've got only 'realtime database', which replicates on each device. I want to avoid storing database on user device. I want to expose only some operations on database. Is there any other service?

    Ok, I see that they've got also free hosting, so probably I could use it along with their db.
  • tuyenvtuyenv VNUniversity ✭✭✭


    Yeah, happy coding.

    BTW: If you don't turn on Offline mode, there will be no db on device. I haven't check deeply but I think the cache will be wiped out at some point of time.

  • Wojciech_KulikWojciech_Kulik USMember ✭✭
    edited August 2017

    @tuyenv I've just tried this hosting and unfortunately it doesn't support PHP. Only html+js. I can use it, but If anyone knows a good alternative I will be thankful for any advice :)

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