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 many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Heroku are OpenShift (Freemium, Open Source), Google App Engine (Freemium), Kubernetes (Free, Open Source) and Render (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 29, 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  about 1 year ago

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      CapRover deployments are 10x cheaper than Heroku
      Positive comment 10 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. 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.
      PhilDL No server downtime and cheaper
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      rosano Painless automatic SSL for all domains, including wildcard.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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

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

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    6. 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.
    7. Open-source PaaS for Java, Ruby, Python and Node.js.
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      Almost everyone thinks Cloud Foundry is a great alternative to Heroku.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      An all-in-one workflow that combines global deployment, continuous integration, and automatic HTTPS. And that’s just the beginning. A single, simplified workflow
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      Netlify vs Heroku opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jeantest Awesome service, only for static website
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    8. Make Cloud Computing as Easy and Accessible as Mobile Computing. We build products for developers and designers. And those who aspire to become one. Easy To be truly easy, cloud computing should be as easy as a tap or command.
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      Vercel vs Heroku opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Switched focus to frontend; Heroku-like servers are no longer supported.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      OnWorks is a free hosting provider that allows to run your workstations only using your web browser. It allows to run free online CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian; free Windows online emulators and free Pear OS emulators.
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