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 will not 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 like 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

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS file storage

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

VPN Gateway NEW

NETWORKING

750 hours

VpnGw1 Gateway Type

Load Balancer NEW

NETWORKING

750 hours, 15 GB data processing, 5 rules

Standard Load Balancer

Azure Cosmos DB NEW

DATABASES

400 RU/s provisioned throughput

With 25 GB of storage

Service Bus NEW

INTEGRATION

750 hours, 13 million operations

Standard tier base unit

Container Registry NEW

CONTAINERS

1 Standard tier registry

With 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks

Archive Storage NEW

STORAGE

10 GB LRS storage

10 GB LRS/GRS write and retrieval plus 100 reads

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S Standard tier

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

P6 solid state drives (SSD)

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

Functions

COMPUTE

10,00,000

requests per month

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

COMPUTE

Free

Azure DevOps

DEVELOPER TOOLS

5 users

with unlimited private Git repos

Visual Studio Code

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

400 request units per second

provisioned throughput

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 you can spend during the first 30 days.

What happens once I use my $200 free credit or I am at the end of 30 days?

We will notify you so you can decide if you want to upgrade to pay-as-you-go pricing and remove the spending limit. If you do, you will have access to free products.* If you do not, your account and products will be disabled and you will 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 will be billed 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.

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