Recently Heroku has changed their terms that every free application should be inactive for 6 hours a day. This will not work out if we are going to depend on heroku to host a application which we run without any break. Luckily I came to know about Openshift in one of my recent projects and checked their pricing. I was surpised to see that they are also offering some free plans.
Deploying a static website involves more number of steps and will always take time. Because we have to create an account with a hosting provider, register your domain, install a FTP client and then upload your HTML files to the server. Phew! How many steps!!!
All of us like to write blogs to share our experience. Most of us are not doing because of the work involved in setting up a blog and formatting the posts. What if we can do it in a much faster and simpler way in few minutes? That will be awesome, right?
All the web developers would like to see their application hosted somewhere in the web where everybody can access it. When I tried to do the same for my django application, there was no free or cheap option to do that. And I didn't wish pay just for testing my application in a live environment. I tried many services like Alwaysdata, Google App Engine and Heroku. But all of them confused me in the beginning and have their own limitations.