There are lots of free SQL databases from different vendors. Some of the most popular SQL databases used in the market are Postgresql, Oracle, MS SQL(SQL Server), SQLite, MySql, etc. You can get all these mention databases in your local machine and Suppose you want to host or wants to put your data live and then accessing those data from anywhere else requires SQL server database hosting. For this, you may have two choices according to your requirements. If you just want to test your data online then you can use free database hosting. And suppose you think your data privacy and security then it's worth buying Database Server hosting.
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In this article, I will talk about free SQL Server (MS SQL) Database hosting which you can use for educational purposes or just for testing.
Advantage of Free SQL Server Hosting
- You can host your SQL Server Instance for free.
- Good for showing a demo to the user.
- Good for testing SQL servers for educational purposes.
Disadvantages of Free SQL Server Hosting
- Free SQL Server Hosting does not guarantee the consistency of your data.
- You are compromising your data and data might be at risk.
- You are compromising speed and you may not get a response from the server fast.
- Free SQL Server might be non-reliable and unstable.
Goto URL and type somee.com and then sign up with any mailing addresses and then after they verify your mail then you can use MySQL server for free. For free categories then have provided the following specification.
|MS SQL database size||15 MB|
|MS SQL log size||20 MB|
|MS SQL Full-text search||✅|
|Database auto backup||✅|
|Backup storage size||40 MB|
|FTP access to backup||✅|
|Database auto backup every||✅|
|Database auto backup every||24 hours|
|Keep database auto backups for||24 hours|
|MS SQL login accounts||1|
|MS SQL 2012 Express||✅|
|MS SQL 2014 Express||✅|
|MS SQL 2016 Express||✅|
|MS SQL 2019 Express||✅|
Within a few minutes, you could have your own MSSQL hosting up and running. First, you have to sign up with any mailing address and after they verified your mail then you can log in to gear host the main page. Your dashboard page looks like this:
It provides you with 10 MB space lifetime hosting, which is enough for testing.
3. SmarterAsp.Net Hosting
This hosting provider provides hosting free for 2 months without any credit card. If you decide to use it further then will ask you for credit card Details.
|MS SQL Database||1 GB|
|MS SQL Log Size||1 GB|
|Backup, Restore, Attach||✅|
The dashboard of smarterasp.net hosting looks like this:
Azure SQL Database
Azure provides 1 year of free MS SQL Server hosting facilities. You can try it once. (link)
Amazon SQL Database
Amazon provides you Amazon RDS free tier for AWS customers for testing with SQL Server database(SQL Server Express Edition) in the cloud for free.
This service is available for 12 months from the date you have created your AWS account. After that, if you want to continue using this service then you can simply pay as you go service rates.
Google Cloud also provides MySQL hosting with a 3-month free trial but for this, you have to create an account and provides your business card details to verify that you are not a robot. It is google provided database services to individuals and businesses.
It also provides a shared windows hosting plan for a free trial for 60 days. For a free plan, it provides 1GB of Total MSSQL space. You can host asp.net applications as well.
If you want only a few months for hosting a database then Accu Webhosting is the best one. It provides free for 3 months then charges $13.95 per quarter. For signing purposes, you do not need credit cards.Currently, it is providing SQL 2012 and SQL 2008