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    Dokku Alternatives

    Dokku is described as 'Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Dokku for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Heroku, which is free. Other great apps like Dokku are CapRover (Free, Open Source), Kubernetes (Free, Open Source), Rancher (Free, Open Source) and Docker Swarm (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 14, 2022

    1. Heroku is a cloud application platform for Ruby, Rails, Node.js, Java, Python, Scala and Clojure web apps. Everything you need to build, run, and scale: Dynos: Run virtually any language at any scale. Database: Enterprise-grade Postgres as a service.
    2. CapRover is an extremely easy to use app/database deployment & web server manager, PaaS, for your NodeJS, Python, PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby, MySQL, MongoDB, Postgres, WordPress (and etc...) applications! Seriously! Who should care about CapRover?
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    3. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.
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    4. Rancher is an open source project that provides a complete platform for operating Docker in production. It provides infrastructure services such as multi-host networking, global and local load balancing, and volume snapshots.
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    5. Docker Swarm is native clustering for Docker. It allows you create and access to a pool of Docker hosts using the full suite of Docker tools.
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      Docker Swarm and Dokku aren't even remotely similar. Dokku is a platform-as-a-service.
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    6. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
    7. Deis is an open source PaaS that leverages Docker, CoreOS and Heroku Buildpacks to provide a private application platform that is lightweight and flexible.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Frontend developers want to build fast and beautiful sites, not play system integrator: bogged down by configuring build systems, setting up environments, and keeping production up to date.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Rancher Desktop is an open-source desktop application for Mac, Windows and Linux. It provides Kubernetes and container management. You can choose the version of Kubernetes you want to run. You can build, push, pull, and run container images.
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    8. StackGres is a full-stack PostgreSQL distribution for Kubernetes, packed into an easy deployment unit. With a carefully selected and tuned set of surrounding PostgreSQL components.
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