While you can run Kubernetes locally using Docker Desktop, K3s, Kind, Minikube, or MicroK8s, at some point you'll want to deploy and test using a Cloud provider without breaking the bank. Good news, many Cloud providers offer free usage credits when creating new accounts so you can easily create a cluster using their managed Kubernetes services for free during the trial period.
Note that all Cloud providers are requiring a credit card at signup. When done testing, make sure to delete any resource you created to make the best use of your free credits!
$200 credit that can be used for a 30 days period from the account creation.
Google Cloud Platform
$300 credit that can be used for a 3-month period from the account creation.
$100 credit that can be used for a 60 days period from the account creation. This requires a referral from existing users so the following link is a referral link.
$100 credit that can be used for a 2-month period from the account creation.
$250 credit that can be used for a 30 days period from the account creation.
$200 credit that can be used for a 30 days period from the account creation. The 30-day trial period lets you create a single worker node Kubernetes cluster for free.
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