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    Free Self-Hosted Heroku Alternatives

    Heroku is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best free Self-Hosted alternative is CapRover, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Heroku and 11 are free and available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Self-Hosted alternatives to Heroku are OnWorks (Freemium), Dokku (Free, Open Source), StackGres (Free, Open Source) and Flynn (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 14, 2022

    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  almost 3 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  almost 3 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 12 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 almost 3 years ago

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      afrag33il11 Free. Open Source. Beautiful UI. Reliable. Good documentation and support.
      Positive comment almost 3 years 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.
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    2. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Flynn is an open-source PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) inspired by Heroku that simplifies deploying and maintaining applications. FEATURES - 1-click, no-downtime deploys - Managed databases - Load balancing - High availability


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Porter is an alternative to Heroku that runs in your own cloud (AWS, GCP, DigitalOcean, etc). Get started on Porter without the overhead of DevOps and fully customize your infra later when you need to.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Kubernetes
      Enterprise-grade Serverless on your own terms. Kubernetes-based platform to deploy and manage modern serverless workloads. Highlights - Stand up scalable, secure, stateless services in seconds. - Focused API with higher level abstractions for common app use-cases.
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    3. OpenFaaS® makes it easy for developers to deploy event-driven functions and microservices to Kubernetes without repetitive, boiler-plate coding. Package your code or an existing binary in a Docker image to get a highly scalable endpoint with auto-scaling and metrics.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      An open-source, hassle-free, self-hostable Heroku & Netlify alternative. - Application deployments: Deploy your Node.js and static sites just by pushing code to git. - Databases: One-click MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CouchDB deployments!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Meli is an open source platform built for deploying static sites and frontend applications. Meli uses Caddy to serve deployed sites, and offers zero-downtime.
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