Heroku Alternatives

    Heroku is described as 'cloud application platform for Ruby, Rails, Node.js, Java, Python, Scala and Clojure web apps. Everything you need to build, run, and scale:' and is a well-known app in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Heroku for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, SaaS, Linux, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is CapRover, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Heroku are OpenShift (Freemium, Open Source), Google App Engine (Freemium), Kubernetes (Free, Open Source) and Linode (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 4, 2021

    1. 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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      CapRover vs Heroku opinions
      Almost everyone thinks CapRover is a great alternative to Heroku.
      it's very similar with UI and app management. Very easy to use.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      cafavozomi Web GUI very similar to Heroku. Also one-click apps for MongoDB, MySQL, WordPress and etc...
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      its fundementally different
      Top negative comment  11 months ago

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      CapRover deployments are 10x cheaper than Heroku
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      CapRover is a software product. They do not provide hosting services.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      afrakabra CapRover is like a pixel to pixel open source version of Heroku. It has automatic git deployment like Heroku too.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      afrag33il11 Free. Open Source. Beautiful UI. Reliable. Good documentation and support.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. OpenShift is Red Hat's free, auto-scaling Platform as a Service (PaaS) for applications. As an application platform in the cloud, OpenShift manages the stack so you can focus on your code.
      Most users think OpenShift is a great alternative to Heroku.


    3. Google App Engine is a free* platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers. App Engine offers fast development and deployment; simple administration, with no need to worry about hardware, patches or backups; and effortless scalability.
      Most users think Google App Engine is a great alternative to Heroku.
    4. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.
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      Most users think Kubernetes is a great alternative to Heroku.
    5. Linode’s cloud computing platform was launched in 2003, to accelerate innovation by making Linux virtual machines simple, affordable, and accessible to all.
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    6. Vultr, founded in 2014, is on a mission to empower developers and businesses by simplifying the deployment of infrastructure via its advanced cloud platform.
    7. Render is a modern cloud provider that makes it effortless and instant to deploy your code in production. You can deploy anything on Render, from simple static sites and cron jobs to databases and Dockerized private services.
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      Render vs Heroku opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Render is a great alternative to Heroku.
      rosano Painless automatic SSL for all domains, including wildcard.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      PhilDL No server downtime and cheaper
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      It is more flexible and less expensive.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      anuraggoel Easier to use and less expensive.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    8. In 2006, Amazon Web Services LLC (“AWS”), an Amazon.com company, officially began offering developer customers access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform.
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      Amazon Web Services vs Heroku opinions
      Some users think Amazon Web Services is a great alternative to Heroku, some don't.
      Amazon needs your credit card, though it says free for 12 months. It say they will charge for any thing that doesn't come under free quota, which is weird as a experimentalist I can't be very cautious which button to press and to which not.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    9. Microsoft Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.
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      Most users think Microsoft Azure is a great alternative to Heroku.
    10. PythonAnywhere is a Python development and hosting environment that displays in your web browser and runs on cloud servers. The servers are already set up with everything you need: hundreds of useful Python packages and web frameworks are supported out of the box.
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      Most users think PythonAnywhere is a great alternative to Heroku.
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