I completely missed that Docker Hub has introduced new pricing mode back in May 2020.
Docker Hub since May 2020
At long last, the individual Pro plan is exactly what I wanted it to be:
I have just activated the Pro plan I use in my technical consultancy: Docker Hub - Tech Stack Solutions
I hosted my own Docker container registry and tried a few provided by hosting and cloud providers. But my preference has always been Docker Hub, primary for those reasons:
When using images, you can just use your Docker Hub account name as the starting point for your container registry, instead of a fully qualified hostname:
unixtutorial/db is much easier to use than dcr.techstack.ie/db, for instance. With some providers the hostname is much longer: rg.fr-par.scw.cloud/unixtutorial/db, for example.
It’s very easy to let your container registry prices creep up with cloud provides - some charge for just image uploads, some for just downloads, and most charge for the storage per GB.
I like it that with Docker Hub it’s a fixed price.
Docker Hub provides a bunch of CI/CD friendly elements that are not necessarily found in other solutions. Usually every cloud provide has basics covered, but in their infrastructure specific way.
Things I plan to use: