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Are there really free VPS without credit cards?

I have been looking for a free VPS for testing purpose over the last couple of years. I don't have credit cards or I am not willing to expose my credit cards to the Web, in order to protect myself. However, there are no ready to use free VPS for me to test before buying.

Four biggest free VPS providers - Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Oracle - all request you for credit cards, they scare me away. Several smaller VPS providers do the same thing. Those without such requirements impose other restrictions, such as a reciprocal links, posting reviews or comments on their forums. There are even VPS providers that are just phishing your data, without any further information after I have ordered their free accounts.

Results: no free VPS without creditcard requirements in its real sense. In another words, there are no free VPS in the same sense as free virtual hosting. Although free hosting is of low quality, still you can get them in abundance. But you cannot get free VPS as easy as free hosting. Why?

Can anyone share your information and experiences?

Comments

  • Because if I were to offer free virtual servers, I would almost always result in a monetary net loss. Plus, I would open myself up to a whole lot of abuse if I don't check your details, etc.

    Thanked by 1lentro

    wget https://s.flamz.pw/dl/bench.sh && bash bench.sh

    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • yes there are Free VPS Server without giving credit card information to them but Experts have always advised not to go for Free hosting as there are many Limitations relating to it.

  • Anyone who has any legitimacy will not offer free vps without card, just setting the nodes up for abuse.

    Just use a burner card through privacy or someone similar with a $1 max of your looking for a trial. At somepoint have to expose your info online if you want to rent services

    Thanked by 1lentro
  • RecDRecD Member

    Euserv offers free IPv6 VPS at the moment..
    And you don’t need a credit card to apply

    Thanked by 1Ganonk

    Comfy with Virmach

  • @globalone said: But you cannot get free VPS as easy as free hosting. Why?

    Congrats on your first post

    Let me ask: what do you offer for free that could easily attract abuse?

    Thanked by 1lentro

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • Try mzunguhosting.ml

    <My Blog> Great Provider: LunaNode, LetBox, Hetzner

  • rubenruben Member, Provider

    globalone said: But you cannot get free VPS as easy as free hosting. Why?

    Free Webhosting can be run cheaply, VPSs not so much.
    And, with a VPS you can do a lot more abuse than with Webhosting.

    Keep in mind; there is nothing really fore free in this World. You always pay with something. In this case, they make the bet that you will eventually use/need more resources (that's why you need to add a Credit card) or buy another service..
    +They get some more data to use from you ;)

    iFog GmbH - Webhosting, vServer, IP-Transit, IXP VMs, RIPE LIR

  • marvelmarvel Member without signature

    Get a prepaid credit card, problem solved. Not willing to use a credit card online is just a lame excuse. Topic title should be: Looking for free anonymous VPS, which don't exist.

    Thanked by 1TimboJones
  • If you've been looking as you stated for years then don't you think you're time wouldve been better spent working for an hour and just buying one? Nothings truly free in life, always sacrifice something

  • post4vps.com

    free vps for posts.

    |post4vps| for a free vps for your developement| me |

  • @perryoo11

    There's the string though, posting on a forum ;)

    wget https://s.flamz.pw/dl/bench.sh && bash bench.sh

    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • @FlamesRunner said:
    @perryoo11

    There's the string though, posting on a forum ;)

    no credit card needed

    |post4vps| for a free vps for your developement| me |

  • @perryoo11 said:

    @FlamesRunner said:
    @perryoo11

    There's the string though, posting on a forum ;)

    no credit card needed

    @globalone said:
    Those without such requirements impose other restrictions, such as a reciprocal links, posting reviews or comments on their forums. There are even VPS providers that are just phishing your data, without any further information after I have ordered their free accounts.

    wget https://s.flamz.pw/dl/bench.sh && bash bench.sh

    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • @FlamesRunner said:

    @perryoo11 said:

    @FlamesRunner said:
    @perryoo11

    There's the string though, posting on a forum ;)

    no credit card needed

    @globalone said:
    Those without such requirements impose other restrictions, such as a reciprocal links, posting reviews or comments on their forums. There are even VPS providers that are just phishing your data, without any further information after I have ordered their free accounts.

    Alright.


    but for a little effort i can say that post4vps is a free place to get a free vps.
    no data hoarding intended. (as admin there i can tell that we like to know who we are giving the vps to).

    |post4vps| for a free vps for your developement| me |

  • @perryoo11

    Not denying that you have a (relatively) easy way to obtain a server without a monthly monetary cost, but in essence your price is to make posts on your forum. This in itself is a trade of services in a sense; so I wouldn't classify it as free because one must put a set amount of time in it each month.

    Sure, you may not collect a wad of personal information either. Good! But the thing the OP asked for was a no strings attached, free virtual server with no verification, etc.

    It is the "no strings attached" part that makes it difficult (and I would say nearly impossible) to provide without the provider losing out in every possible way in most cases whether it'd be financially, legally, etc.

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    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • seriesnseriesn Member, Provider

    VirtualBox/KVM on PC/laptop and TunnelBroker. Perfect for free vps!!

  • farsighterfarsighter Member
    edited March 16

    @globalone said:
    But you cannot get free VPS as easy as free hosting. Why?

    Beside being able to charge you money asking for credit card also makes (well, almost) sure:

    1. You won't open 6 accounts for example (when something is free the demand is endless, that's a basic rule in economy).

    2. Your identity is real. So you probably won't use that VPS for committing crimes (If you have such an intention or will have later).

    3. Credit cards (vs debit cards/prepaid cards) also mean some bank already trusted you with a credit line - that adds some guarantee you're a positive guy

    4. Maybe most important, you're a real potential client - Always one click ahead of becoming a paid user when you chose to (given the suitable deal/promo etc.)

    You can't argue that from provider perspective all the above makes a lot of sense. World isn't perfect and VPS resources are limited and come with costs.

    Of course you shouldn't trust dubious providers with your cards but since Google/Microsoft/Amazon/Oracle also scare you I think you're an exception.

    How about PayPal? Some providers will add extra credits for free when you top up fixed balances through PayPal... yes it won't be totally free but that's another way to enjoy free usage time without giving providers your card (well, if you trust PayPal to begin with...) .

    Also after some time & activity in LowEndTalk you'll be able to request a free VPS from projects like NanoKVM / FreeMach in this forum. So be a fruitful member!

    Good luck!

    .

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  • GanonkGanonk Member
    edited March 16

    kuat dilakoni, ra kuat tinggal ngopi

  • donkodonko Member

    alibaba cloud gives 1 year free vps, capped 1Mbps xD, you can verify account with paypal

  • Thank you for all of your comments. In fact I have been using paid VPSs for years, but I dont think they are providing the services I have expected, and my websites are not very much successful, therefore I don't want to pay for further VPSs, that is the reasons why I want to use a free VPS service for now, unless there is enough reason to resume paid services.

  • AutizmoAutizmo Member
    edited March 19

    I don't think I've ever given @Francisco my credit card info. I always pay with crypto. There's no free trial but cheapest one is like $2/mo so it's not much.

  • amarccamarcc Member

    @reikuzan said:
    Try mzunguhosting.ml

    https : //limitlesshost.net

  • @amarcc said:

    @reikuzan said:
    Try mzunguhosting.ml

    https : //limitlesshost dot net are spammers

    And now you're shilling or spamming

    No congrats on your second post

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • There's an extremely small service that I am aware of giving 1gb memory, 2vCPU's and 15GB disk NAT KVM's without root access (To students), for free. It's resold from OVH but they also make money off schools purchasing their higher plans for IT lessons.

  • PineappleBoxPineappleBox Member
    edited March 20

    UPDATE:

    I found vpsfree.cz. I've tested it out and it seems to work fine. I am not sure if this is a permanently free service, but it's been running fine without any credit card info (I also signed up with fake info, for safety reasons). Here's some bench.sh results:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz
    Number of cores      : 8
    CPU frequency        : 2399.897 MHz
    Total size of Disk   : 120.0 GB (0.2 GB Used)
    Total amount of Mem  : 4096 MB (21 MB Used)
    Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
    System uptime        : 0 days, 0 hour 5 min
    Load average         : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    OS                   : Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
    Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel               : 3.16.6-042stab141.42
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    I/O speed(1st run)   : 680 MB/s
    I/O speed(2nd run)   : 634 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run)   : 778 MB/s
    Average I/O speed    : 697.3 MB/s
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
    CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         29.8MB/s      
    Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           2.68MB/s      
    Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            3.06MB/s      
    Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           15.2MB/s      
    Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           36.1MB/s      
    Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             4.74MB/s      
    Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           9.79MB/s      
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          14.3MB/s      
    Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            35.4MB/s      
    Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           8.84MB/s      
    Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          11.5MB/s      
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
  • dragon1993dragon1993 Member
    edited March 20

    @PineappleBox said:
    UPDATE:

    I found vpsfree.cz. I've tested it out and it seems to work fine. I am not sure if this is a permanently free service, but it's been running fine without any credit card info (I also signed up with fake info, for safety reasons). Here's some bench.sh results:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz
    Number of cores      : 8
    CPU frequency        : 2399.897 MHz
    Total size of Disk   : 120.0 GB (0.2 GB Used)
    Total amount of Mem  : 4096 MB (21 MB Used)
    Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
    System uptime        : 0 days, 0 hour 5 min
    Load average         : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    OS                   : Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
    Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel               : 3.16.6-042stab141.42
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    I/O speed(1st run)   : 680 MB/s
    I/O speed(2nd run)   : 634 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run)   : 778 MB/s
    Average I/O speed    : 697.3 MB/s
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
    CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         29.8MB/s      
    Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           2.68MB/s      
    Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            3.06MB/s      
    Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           15.2MB/s      
    Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           36.1MB/s      
    Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             4.74MB/s      
    Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           9.79MB/s      
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          14.3MB/s      
    Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            35.4MB/s      
    Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           8.84MB/s      
    Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          11.5MB/s      
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    (Google Translate)
    After testing within a week
    pay the membership fee
    900 CZK or 36 € for three months

  • FlamesRunnerFlamesRunner Member
    edited March 20

    @PineappleBox

    It took me about one minute to figure out you're only getting that for free for a week.

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    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • @PineappleBox said:
    There's an extremely small service that I am aware of giving 1gb memory, 2vCPU's and 15GB disk NAT KVM's without root access (To students), for free. It's resold from OVH but they also make money off schools purchasing their higher plans for IT lessons.

    That's pretty useless. Shared hosting is better at that point.

  • PineappleBoxPineappleBox Member
    edited March 23

    @TimboJones said:

    @PineappleBox said:
    There's an extremely small service that I am aware of giving 1gb memory, 2vCPU's and 15GB disk NAT KVM's without root access (To students), for free. It's resold from OVH but they also make money off schools purchasing their higher plans for IT lessons.

    That's pretty useless. Shared hosting is better at that point.

    Not really. It comes pre-installed with a full Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop installation, and LAMP. You can also request packages from them via support, and there's a lot less that you can do with shared hosting, not to mention, you'll get better performance (They have 2.4GHz Xeon's, unmetered bandwidth and I've gotten upwards of 680mbps read/write on their disks).

  • Came across this on the forums: Link. It's very little, but it is free and I don't think you can expect much from a free service.

  • @PineappleBox said:

    @TimboJones said:

    @PineappleBox said:
    There's an extremely small service that I am aware of giving 1gb memory, 2vCPU's and 15GB disk NAT KVM's without root access (To students), for free. It's resold from OVH but they also make money off schools purchasing their higher plans for IT lessons.

    That's pretty useless. Shared hosting is better at that point.

    Not really. It comes pre-installed with a full Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop installation, and LAMP. You can also request packages from them via support, and there's a lot less that you can do with shared hosting, not to mention, you'll get better performance (They have 2.4GHz Xeon's, unmetered bandwidth and I've gotten upwards of 680mbps read/write on their disks).

    Oh boy. Not apt access and you need to request support for each and every package you want installed. What could go wrong?

    Basically, I'm thinking of every time I'm prompted for sudo password and if that meant opening a ticket, this would be a dumpster fire. But if it comes with everything you need already, good for you if it fits your purpose.

  • PineappleBoxPineappleBox Member
    edited March 25

    On the forums yesterday I came across infofractal.io, which offers VPS and dedicated hosting in the South America / Chile region. They have a free service which can be used, but if you need to do anything online, forget it. You're limited to a 2mbps network which is painfully slow. However, if you need to only use linux features, this is doable.
    You're provided with the following:
    1vCore (E5-4657L v2 @ 2.40GHz)
    512MB memory
    512MB vSwap
    8GB Disk
    500GB monthly bandwidth
    Virtualizor Control Panel
    I believe that this is the closest to the OP's question, as no CC is required.

  • @PineappleBox said:
    On the forums yesterday I came across infofractal.io, which offers VPS and dedicated hosting in the South America / Chile region. They have a free service which can be used, but if you need to do anything online, forget it. You're limited to a 2mbps network which is painfully slow. However, if you need to only use linux features, this is doable.
    You're provided with the following:
    1vCore (E5-4657L v2 @ 2.40GHz)
    512MB memory
    512MB vSwap
    8GB Disk
    500GB monthly bandwidth
    Virtualizor Control Panel
    I believe that this is the closest to the OP's question, as no CC is required.

    2mb/s connection and only ip6. More along the lines of a NAT. and only free for one month, after that will need cc. Shill?

  • @king8654 said:

    @PineappleBox said:
    On the forums yesterday I came across infofractal.io, which offers VPS and dedicated hosting in the South America / Chile region. They have a free service which can be used, but if you need to do anything online, forget it. You're limited to a 2mbps network which is painfully slow. However, if you need to only use linux features, this is doable.
    You're provided with the following:
    1vCore (E5-4657L v2 @ 2.40GHz)
    512MB memory
    512MB vSwap
    8GB Disk
    500GB monthly bandwidth
    Virtualizor Control Panel
    I believe that this is the closest to the OP's question, as no CC is required.

    2mb/s connection and only ip6. More along the lines of a NAT. and only free for one month, after that will need cc. Shill?

    It's not NAT, it's IPv6 only (HE tunnelbroker). Also it doesn't need CC, just register, choose 1 year, enter the coupon and enjoy the server for a year.

  • @king8654 said:

    @PineappleBox said:
    On the forums yesterday I came across infofractal.io, which offers VPS and dedicated hosting in the South America / Chile region. They have a free service which can be used, but if you need to do anything online, forget it. You're limited to a 2mbps network which is painfully slow. However, if you need to only use linux features, this is doable.
    You're provided with the following:
    1vCore (E5-4657L v2 @ 2.40GHz)
    512MB memory
    512MB vSwap
    8GB Disk
    500GB monthly bandwidth
    Virtualizor Control Panel
    I believe that this is the closest to the OP's question, as no CC is required.

    2mb/s connection and only ip6. More along the lines of a NAT. and only free for one month, after that will need cc. Shill?

    Nope haha, I'm just trying to find as many "free" VPS deals, as I became intrigued after finding the post. But may I ask where you found that it was limited to one month? I did not see this on the website.

  • @HoussemKeyCo said:

    @king8654 said:

    @PineappleBox said:
    On the forums yesterday I came across infofractal.io, which offers VPS and dedicated hosting in the South America / Chile region. They have a free service which can be used, but if you need to do anything online, forget it. You're limited to a 2mbps network which is painfully slow. However, if you need to only use linux features, this is doable.
    You're provided with the following:
    1vCore (E5-4657L v2 @ 2.40GHz)
    512MB memory
    512MB vSwap
    8GB Disk
    500GB monthly bandwidth
    Virtualizor Control Panel
    I believe that this is the closest to the OP's question, as no CC is required.

    2mb/s connection and only ip6. More along the lines of a NAT. and only free for one month, after that will need cc. Shill?

    It's not NAT, it's IPv6 only (HE tunnelbroker). Also it doesn't need CC, just register, choose 1 year, enter the coupon and enjoy the server for a year.

    Only ports 80, 443, 21 and 22 are available... why they have to restrict ports like that on IPv6?!
    They call it a sample VPS for a good reason.

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