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Free Heroku Alternatives

The best free alternative to Heroku is CapRover, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Heroku and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Heroku are OpenShift, Replit, Google App Engine and Kubernetes.

Heroku alternatives are mainly Cloud Computing Services but may also be Web Hosting Services or Cloud Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Heroku.
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  1. CapRover icon

    CapRover

    • Self-Hosted
    • NGINX
    • Let's Encrypt
    • Docker
    34 alternatives to CapRover 

    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!

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    Almost everyone thinks CapRover is a great alternative to Heroku.
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    Guest

    CapRover deployments are 10x cheaper than Heroku

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    cafavozomi

    Web GUI very similar to Heroku. Also one-click apps for MongoDB, MySQL, WordPress and etc...

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    Guest

    CapRover is self-hosted, Heroku is a hosting service provider.

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    Guest

    its fundementally different

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    Guest

    CapRover is a software product. They do not provide hosting services.

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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.

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    afrag33il11

    Free. Open Source. Beautiful UI. Reliable. Good documentation and support.

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    OpenShift

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    55 alternatives to OpenShift 

    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.

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    Most users think OpenShift is a great alternative to Heroku.


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    Replit

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    48 alternatives to Replit 

    Replit is a complete, collaborative cloud development environment in the browser featuring everything from linters and debuggers to third-party packages, hosting and deployment.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Replit simultaneously.
    2.  Privacy focusedReplit is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Command line interfaceReplit either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Dark ModeReplit supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Code FormattingReplit supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
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    Google App Engine

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    47 alternatives to Google App Engine 

    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.

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    Most users think Google App Engine is a great alternative to Heroku.
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    Kubernetes

    • Online
    • AppArmor
    49 alternatives to Kubernetes 

    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.

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    Most users think Kubernetes is a great alternative to Heroku.
    catdroutcode

    has nothing to do with hosting

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    Guest

    You need to host kubernetes somewhere, it is not a service provider.

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    Render

    • Online
    31 alternatives to Render 

    Render is a modern cloud provider that makes it effortless and instant to deploy your code in production.

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    Render vs Heroku opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Render is a great alternative to Heroku.
    PhilDL

    No server downtime and cheaper

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    rosano

    Painless automatic SSL for all domains, including wildcard.

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    Guest

    It is more flexible and less expensive.

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    anuraggoel

    Easier to use and less expensive.

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  7. Vercel icon

    Vercel

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • GitHub Gist
    • npm
    51 alternatives to Vercel 

    Deploy to the most powerful serverless platform in the world with just one command.

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    Guest

    Switched focus to frontend; Heroku-like servers are no longer supported.

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    Coolify

    42 alternatives to Coolify 

    An open-source, hassle-free, self-hostable Heroku & Netlify alternative.

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    1.  Privacy focusedCoolify is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  DecentralizedCoolify is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Ad-freeCoolify doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Git SupportCoolify supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    5.  No Coding RequiredCoolify can be used without an coding or programming skills.
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      Netlify

      44 alternatives to Netlify 

      An all-in-one workflow that combines global deployment, continuous integration, and automatic HTTPS. And that’s just the beginning.

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      jeantest

      Awesome service, only for static website

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      PythonAnywhere

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • IDE
      • Online
      45 alternatives to PythonAnywhere 

      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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      1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in PythonAnywhere simultaneously.
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      Most users think PythonAnywhere is a great alternative to Heroku.
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