Run Node.js code in the cloud with your Azure free account

Get started with 12 months of free services

What do I get?

With your Azure free account, you get all of this – and you won’t be charged until you choose to upgrade.

12 months

of popular free services

+

$200 credit

to explore Azure for 30 days

$200 credit

to explore Azure for 30 days

+

Always free

25+ services

What can I do with my free account?

Get started with 12 months of free services

Use the tools you love

Quickly prototype and deploy Node.js code to Azure from Visual Studio Code, or use the Azure CLI. Both are built in the open, with tools, SDKs and extensions on GitHub.

Host Node.js apps your way

Run full-stack apps directly on the managed Linux service, in serverless Azure Functions, or in containers using Docker or Kubernetes. Host static sites directly from Azure Storage.

Add new services when you need to grow

As your needs expand, quickly add capabilities such as MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MySQL databases, as well as performance monitoring, continuous integration and secrets management.

Five more Azure services, now free for 12 months

Plus, now get 25 GB of storage free with Azure Cosmos DB.

Azure Load Balancer
Azure Container Registry
Azure Service Bus
Azure Archive Storage
Azure VPN Gateway

Which products are free for 12 months?

These products are free for 12 months, up to the monthly limits. Availability is based on resource and region.

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S Standard tier

Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block

Use massively scalable object storage for any type of unstructured data.

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS file storage

Migrate to simple, distributed, cross-platform file storage without changing code.

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create an SQL database that delivers intelligence built in.

VPN Gateway NEW

NETWORKING

750 hours

VpnGw1 gateway type

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity.

Load Balancer NEW

NETWORKING

750 hours, 15 GB data processing, 5 rules

Standard Load Balancer

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications.

Azure Cosmos DB NEW

DATABASES

400 RU/s provisioned throughput

With 25 GB of storage

Get a fast NoSQL database with open APIs for any scale.

Service Bus NEW

INTEGRATION

750 hours, 13 million operations

Standard tier base unit

Get reliable cloud messaging as a service with simple hybrid integration.

Container Registry NEW

CONTAINERS

1 Standard tier registry

With 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks

Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments.

Archive Storage NEW

STORAGE

10 GB LRS storage

10 GB LRS/GRS write and retrieval plus 100 reads

Store and manage rarely accessed data with locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS).

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S Standard tier

Create Windows virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

P6 solid-state drives (SSD)

Get high-performance, durable block storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management.

Which products are always free?

These products are always free, up to the specified amounts. Availability is based on resource and region.

App Service

COMPUTE

10

Web, mobile or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools, including Node.js and PHP.

Functions

COMPUTE

1,000,000

requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

COMPUTE

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

Azure DevOps

DEVELOPER TOOLS

5 users

with unlimited private Git repos

Build apps in any language using Git repos, CI/CD and build and release automation.

Visual Studio Code

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Boost your productivity with a powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development.

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

400 request units per second

provisioned throughput

Build modern apps with a fast NoSQL database service with open APIs at any scale.

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything to start with the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $200 credit which you can spend during the first 30 days.

What happens once I’ve used my $200 free credit or I’m at the end of 30 days?

We’ll notify you so you can decide whether you want to upgrade to pay-as-you-go pricing and remove the spending limit. If you do, you’ll have access to free products.* If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled, and you’ll need to upgrade to resume usage.
* Based on resource and region availability.

What happens at the end of the 12 months of free products?

For 12 months after you upgrade your account, certain amounts of a number of products are free.* After 12 months, you’ll be charged at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.
* Based on resource and region availability.

What do I need to sign up for a free account?

All you need is a phone number, a credit card, and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID).

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Get personalized guidance and answers to questions you might have whether you’re evaluating the cloud, starting your first project, or migrating to Azure.

Ready when you are – let’s set up your free account