There are a number of online hosting solutions that can be used with your Battlesnake. Many of these services provide a free tier for new accounts. Some popular ones in the Battlesnake community include:
Easy to Get Started
We recommend the following hosting options if you're just getting started, aren't familiar with managing your own servers, or just want to get your Battlesnake live as quickly as possible!
Everything is in your web browser - no need to install software or run anything locally.
Free tier is good for getting started.
Might not have the most up-to-date version of your preferred programming language.
Your Replit might be slow to start up! You likely have to ping it periodically, or check to make sure that is running, especially before a tournament.
For speed and by default, your Replit instance will be run close to where you are, geographically. This is an advantage when using your IDE (quick when you are writing code) but may result in high-latency, and in the worst case, timeouts, for your Battlesnake if you and your server are located in a country far-away from where the Battlesnake servers are.
You should probably use Replit if...
You are just getting started and want to test out Battlesnake without too much commitment or setup.
You don't want to have to manage your own hosting yet.
DigitalOcean App Platform
App Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows you to deploy your Battlesnake server without needing to handle the underlying infrastructure yourself.