Open Source Heroku Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Heroku is CapRover, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Heroku and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Heroku are OpenShift (Freemium, Open Source), Nanobox (Paid, Open Source), Kubernetes (Free, Open Source) and Cloud Foundry (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 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  10 months ago

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      CapRover deployments are 10x cheaper than Heroku
      Positive comment 8 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. Nanobox is the ideal platform for developers. Taking on the role of DevOps, so you don't have to, Nanobox does all your infrastructure creation, configuration, and management, so you're able to focus on code, not config.

      Discontinued

      A WARNING announced from its website :
      Nanobox is reaching its end of life on March 31, 2021.
      After that time, you will be unable to access the Nanobox service.

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      Nanobox vs Heroku opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nanobox is a great alternative to Heroku.
      skdomino Nanobox allows all of the convenience of Heroku with more flexibility and less cost.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      jedgalbraith Includes a local dev environment tool that makes development more enjoyable and ensures parity with production.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Nanobox has all the functionality of Heroku for simplifying deploys, but doesn't limit you to AWS.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    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. 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.


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • GitHub Gist
      • npm
      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 about 1 year ago

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    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Docker powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.
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    7. Last.Backend - Open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
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