Development can seem like magic to the uninitiated. Just as magicians conjure illusions out of thin air, developers can create a functional website or piece of software seemingly from nothing, with just a flick of the fingers and a little “Abracadabra” written in a mystical programming language.

In reality, though, most development work has a surprisingly low barrier of entry. Just about anyone can learn to develop a website or application on their own, so long as they’ve got the right resources.

Thanks to this, more and more people today are choosing development not just as a career, but as a hobby. It’s not hard to see why: Coding is accessible, challenging, creative, and fun.

But regardless of whether you’re an aspiring programmer who’s just starting out building their portfolio, a progressing student, or even an experienced developer looking for a proof-of-concept playground, you’re going to need a secure, easy-to-use space to ply and polish your skills.

At Kinsta, we want to enable all development enthusiasts to pursue their goals, no matter how small. That’s why we’re introducing our new Hobby Tier for Application Hosting, so you can deploy your personal projects, test them, and scale if needed — all without breaking the bank.

Hobby Tier Specifics

For just $7/month, Hobby Tier subscribers get 0.3 cores and 0.3 GB RAM to deploy applications and keep them running smoothly, without the need to worry about hosting.

Subscribers will also be able to take advantage of the same benefits offered across all of Kinsta’s plans, including:

Note that custom domains are not available on the Hobby Tier. Kinsta will instead provide a temporary domain for your deployed application (

Plug and Play With the Tech You Love

At Kinsta, we deeply appreciate the accessible nature of development, and we firmly believe that everyone should have the chance to learn and practice coding if they want to, regardless of whether they plan to make it into a career.

With our Hobby Tier, we hope to encourage hobbyists and burgeoning coders to continue learning, launching, and enjoying the magic of development. You’ll have the perfect space to learn new frameworks and languages, deploy your proof-of-concept app, advertise your projects or availability for contract work, and so much more. The possibilities are endless.

Our Application Hosting currently supports all the following languages, with others soon to come:

What’s more, if you sign up for the Hobby Tier (or any other plan) today, you’ll get $20 off your first month of hosting.

You focus on the programming; let us handle all the rest. Come get your code on!