Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Free hosting and services for Node.js

If you wanna start playing with Node.js the best way I think is burning a box with Ubuntu or CentOS and start with installing and creating simple hello world  servers. But if the box is instantly not available to you and you are dieing of testing (!! or tasting !!) this incredible technology (it is already being called the future of web !!) then there are some good folks who have come up with the solutions where you can experiment with your thirst for Node.js.
As I always try to check how it works first - instead
of starting from the root of it - I was looking for free
hosting that comes up with Node.js already built in and easy-to-utilize. Here I am going to share the list of them and my experience and/or what others think of them :
  • Nodester : Fair enough. Just registered will update the review soon. Ref link : http://nodester.com/
  • Nodejitsu. :(Seems the folks are fond of Martial Arts :P ) Still not open for public. Request only. I have requested for a Coupon- don get the response yet- but seems good enough. Ref link : http://nodejitsu.com/
  • Joyent Node: I kinda like there url : http://no.de. Just requested for a coupon and waiting for the response. will update with my experience soon.