Test and Deploy Apps With Kinsta’s Hobby Tier

When you are learning something new or building your dream app, the last thing you want to deal with is hosting. See how easy it is to get started and scale on Kinsta’s managed infrastructure.

Get Started Fast

  1. Connect your GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab repository.
  2. Select branch, specify your build environment and start command.
  3. Deploy manually or automatically on commit.
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24/7/365 Support from Kinsta Experts

Get live-chart technical support from Kinsta experts in under 2 minutes. No ticket system or tiered support. Only useful and real-time replies.

Full support included with Hobby Tier

97% satisfaction rate

Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese

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Predictable Transparent Pricing

Pay only for what you use. You have full control over the resources consumed. There are no per-seat costs. We include live-chat support, deployment and security features in every pricing tier at no extra cost. View pricing calculator.

Simple Hosting So You Can Keep Coding

Get off your local and see how your app performs now, in a real-world environment.

Start Now Scale Later

Deploy now with your free trial. After that, our Hobby Tier provides an affordable solution for learning, experimenting, testing, on to production. Enable automatic scaling to scale up or down your pod on demand.

Automated Security

Get enterprise-level DDoS protection and mitigation with Cloudflare and advanced firewalls to keep malicious actors at bay. You’ll benefit from isolated container technology with private networks.

Premium Infrastructure

Your app will run on premium Google Cloud Platform infrastructure: their fastest C2 machines over their Premium Tier Network. This is GCP’s most reliable setup, trusted by Google search, Gmail, and many large brands. 

Internal Database Connections

Connect your Kinsta-hosted app to a Kinsta-hosted database and make use of internal connections. These are faster, more secure, don’t have row/query limits, and you won’t be charged for this internal bandwidth.

Unlimited Collaborators

Invite unlimited users to your MyKinsta dashboard for collaboration. Many other hosting solutions charge per user.

99.9% Uptime SLA

Many web hosts don’t offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for Hobby / Starter / Individual Tier. We provide the peace of mind of a 99.9% guarantee with all pods, even when you’re just getting started.

Persistent Storage

Store client data, session information, or new files in a stateful app file system. Data will be saved (persist) on your container after redeploying, restarting or shutting down your app.

Kinsta API

Work more efficiently using our REST API to quickly retrieve data, perform actions, fetch deployment or process information to automate or customize your workflows.

Web Terminal

Enable command-line access to your app’s container. Add IP addresses to your allow list and then read files, manually run scripts, debug, or do application performance monitoring.

Endless Experimentation and Testing

Learn, build, and experiment with the tech you love or have been wanting to learn.

Automatic container image creation through Nixpacks or Buildpacks. Or bring your own Dockerfile to host almost anything.

Browse quick starts in our documentation or see their GitHub repos.

Choose Your Data Center

At no extra cost to you, select the region that works best for you and your customers. Choose from 25 data centers.

Data Centers (37)
CDN Locations (260)
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You Code, We Host

Focus on learning and developing your app, we’ll handle the heavy lifting of infrastructure management.

Premium Features From Start To Scale

Unlike some web hosts, you get access to our premium tools, SLA, and 24/7 support right from the start.

Unrestricted Support 24/7YesNoNoNoNo
99.9% Uptime SLAYesNoNoNoNo
Data centers2526941
Enterprise-Level Cloudflare DDoS ProtectionYesNoNoYesNot specified
Concurrent BuildsUnlimitedNot specifiedNot specified1Not specified
Unlimited Free UsersYesYesNoNoNo

MyKinsta: Manage All Your Apps and Databases in One Place

Manage all your apps and databases from your MyKinsta dashboard. Invite unlimited collaborators at no extra charge.

Screenshot of the default MyKinsta dashboard

MyKinsta provides simple dashboards to monitor your app so you can learn more about how your code performs in a real-world environment.


View, search, and filter logs for the last 24 hours. Sort by process or severity.


Create and view processes and manage your build machine’s CPU and RAM.

Easy Access to Support

Our 24/7/365 live chat support is just a click away right inside MyKinsta.


See details on your app’s last 24 hours including; bandwidth, build time, runtime, CPU, and RAM usage.

Deployment History

See a complete history with branch details and commit numbers. Redeploy from previous commits.

Simple Scaling

When you’re ready to go into full production someday scaling up your app’s resources is simple. No migrations needed.

Use Cases for Hobby Tier

View or fork our GitHub Quick Start / Hello World code repos to get started easily.

Proof-Of-Concept Apps

Take your idea from learning and prototyping all the way to production and scaling all without ever having to worry about cloud infrastructure.

Contract Work

Build functional websites to share with your client on a private Kinsta domain. Your domain will look like your-app-name.kinsta.app.

Personal Projects

Show off your code skills to the world with a personal website built on that new tech stack you’ve been learning. Deploying and redeploying is fast and easy.

Learning New Frameworks or Languages

When learning new code skills, it’s also great to get basic DevOps and CI/CD (continuous integration / deployment) experience. Learn with a Kinsta-hosted app.

Simple. Straightforward. Scalable.

See your app in action on premium and scalable cloud infrastructure. There’s no reason not to try it.

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How does the free trial work?

Sign up for Application Hosting or Database Hosting and you’ll automatically join our free trial. The free trial is limited to $20 in pod resources and is applicable only to your first month of hosting.

Will my credit card be billed when I set up an account?

No, with Application Hosting or Database Hosting, you won’t be charged until the end of your first billing cycle, and not until after your free trial.

(Note: with Managed WordPress Hosting, you’ll be charged at the beginning of your monthly billing cycle.)

Can I scale up from Hobby Tier when I need to?

Yes. You can scale your app vertically (more resources on your pod) or horizontally (more pods) at any time. This will allow you handle requests as needed.

Learn more about scaling application resources here.

How are resources calculated?

You pay only for the resources you used. We bill monthly at the end of your billing cycle or when your use of the services reaches a preset billing threshold, whichever occurs first.

Do you offer persistent storage for hosting stateful applications?

Yes, on the MyKinsta control panel you can create an application and attach a disk to it for storing persistent data in a file system. Please note:

  • Any application without an attached disk is stateless, meaning all data will be erased when you redeploy, restart, or shut down the application. No user data is retained.
  • Check out our persistent storage pricing options.
  • Persistent storage is also sometimes called: non-volatile storage, persistent disk storage, persistent data, or persistent volume.
Can I set up a custom domain name?

No, not with the Hobby Tier. You’ll have a domain that looks like this:


For custom domains select a pricing plan from Standard, CPU Optimized, or Memory Optimized options.

Are there any limitations with the Hobby Tier that other tiers do not have?

The Hobby Tier does not offer custom domain names. It does offer the rest of Kinsta’s live-chat support, security, and performance features that some other web hosts limit on lower tiers.

Helping You Succeed

We make hosting easy so you can focus on building great apps for customers. Get your app online today for free.