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Open Source Heroku Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Heroku is CapRover. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Heroku and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Heroku are OpenShift, Kubernetes, Vercel and Coolify.

Heroku alternatives are mainly Web Hosting Services but may also be Cloud Computing 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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    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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    CapRover deployments are 10x cheaper than Heroku

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

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    its fundementally different

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

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    afrag33il11

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

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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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    OpenShift

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
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    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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    Kubernetes

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.

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    has nothing to do with hosting

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

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    Vercel

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

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

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    Coolify

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

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

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    Cloudify

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Cloudify is an orchestration-first, model-driven cloud management platform native to Network function virtualization (NFV), that is open source and based on the TOSCA standard.

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    Hasura

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Hasura makes data access easy, by instantly composing a GraphQL API that is backed by databases and services so that the developer team (or API consumers) get immediately productive. The nature of GraphQL itself and Hasura’s dynamic approach makes integration and iteration easy.

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    Almost everyone thinks Hasura is a great alternative to Heroku.
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    Dokku

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted

    Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.

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    Meli

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Meli is an open source platform built for deploying static sites and frontend applications.

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    Qovery

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    All developers are not equal, some know how to deploy their applications, others don’t. But now it’s over! With Qovery, all developers can deploy their application in the Cloud in just a few seconds.

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