Heroku

Heroku


4.5 / 5
73 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Heroku is ideal for developers who are working either individually or in teams. Heroku developers are students, hobbyists, or professionals at startups, mid-size companies, agencies, or enterprises.


Average Ratings

73 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $7.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Heroku
  • www.heroku.com/
  • Founded 2007
  • United States

About Heroku

Heroku is a container-based cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS). Developers use Heroku to deploy, manage, and scale modern apps. The platform is elegant, flexible, and easy to use, offering the simplest path to getting apps to market quickly. Heroku is fully managed, giving developers the freedom to focus on core product without the burden of maintaining app infrastructure. Integrated tools, services, and workflows are all meticulously designed to help maximize individual and team productivity.


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Heroku Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

Heroku Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Heroku, take control on your server side app deployment!

Feb 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: To get start with the services you just need to create the app in the web manager app, witch makes it super Easy to use, it is super FAST to deploy and run the apps.

It is highly scalable, you can start with a free dyno and scale it over the paid plans according to your needs with makes it ver cost efficient.

It might replace your git repository but also it is very easy to create several environments for your app in no time with exact clones of it even with environmental variables

Cons: The only one that i can mention right now is that i haven't found a really nice solution for push notifications (i'd like to find something easy going like send grid )

Overall: Heroku is a fast, easy, nice and very reliable place to host your server side apps, node.js and ruby on rails apps works like a charm. I use HEROKU to deploy my apps, it allows me to store logs, run commands on the server side, clone the entire app and create a new environment, add services to my apps such as Sendgrid, Postgres DB and many many other.

It also allows you to create pipelines and setup your environment variables in a very easy going manner over the web tools but also there is the CLI that allows you to do all the actions over the console.

The overal service experience is great, once you start working with HEROKU, git will be your best friend since it is the way to deploy your apps. It even provides you with many development environments for your app like Swift and any other that have some sort of package manager.

Last but not least you can manage your project collaborators and ownership over the web manager so you can create your app and add all the members on your development team in no time or you can create an app for your client and once its finished you can transfer the app ownership to your client.

This is by far one of the best services for apps development i'd found in years, it really reduces the development and deployment time, no setup for each app, just the joy of git push heroku master ..... Done

Recommendations to other buyers: nop, keep it cool guys! nice job

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The most elegant Platform as a Service

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Heroku is really easy and out of your way as a developer. Setup and deployment is fast, and integrating add-ons is a breeze. I enjoy using Heroku more than any other similar platform as a service. If it were slightly cheaper, we would always use it.

Cons: Unfortunately we do not use Heroku for every project because it does have a high cost. While it is my favorite to use, sometimes it feels like the smarter decision to give up a little bit of the elegant design in exchange for a significant savings in cost. The introduction of Hobby dynos awhile back made Heroku a great starting point for fresh apps, but depending on how many users we plan on having, sometimes the cost of staying on Heroku will quickly eclipse other platform as a service options which while less elegant, still get the job done.

Overall: Great for someone starting out and deploying their first webapp, and great as a service overall. I cannot immediately recommend it to larger organizations though without looking deeper into the potential cost first.

Heroku is a powerful PaaS with unmatched support

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We've been using Heroku since our product launch for much of our backend infrastructure, and we remain absolutely smitten with the fantastic product and support we've gotten. Heroku strikes a great balance between the responsibilities of running everything on bare metal yourself and a more managed infrastructure, and we've been very happy with the trade-offs here. To top it off, their support is phenomenal, and, in the case of highly technical issues, consistently escalate support queries to the right technical person internally.

Cons: Heroku can definitely be pricier than running your own show directly on your own servers, or even in a virtualized environment like AWS that's definitely one critique we've seen from colleagues, however in our case that cost is more than justified for what we get in return for it.

Overall: Heroku has allowed us to focus on our product and outsource the majority of our dev ops workload, which has been highly effective at our (small) size.

I used to love Heroku a lot, and I transferred all of my projects to Heroku, but now I rarely use it

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love it's simplicity, and it was very cheap for small projects, and easy to integrate a lot of different 3rd party services.

Cons: Heroku was my go to place if I wanted to host a prototype or hobby project. Right now, everything is getting very expensive, and the service is basically the same as 4 years ago. There are basically no new features for individual developers. There are a lot of new features like teams and pipelines for larger projects for companies. It's more revenue driven now but I don't blame them, it makes sense.

One thing I think it would be nice to have is, there can be cheaper servers (maybe a separate dyno hours) for front end only apps (just like S3 hosting for static sites).

The best replacement to a devops engineer for startups

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Heroku makes it very easy to deploy applications and to add resources to it. It's also easy to perform basic actions, via the user-friendly interface or the CLI which is quite comprehensive.

Cons: Becomes very expensive as the server needs grow. Not easy to fine-tune the capacity of each server.

Their business development team is super lazy: they contacted me to upsell their solutions because I'm becoming a large client, but when I said I was in Asia they suddenly stopped the conversation because it was too much effort to take a call in a different timezone than theirs!

Overall: The best solution to deploy small applications or MVP-like products

The fastest way to start quality and low maintanence webapps

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The learning curve is insanely low. Pipelines, auto deployment, addons, and support for major languages allows you to get started coding almost immediately. They've fast tracked development an incredible amount for a low (mostly nonexistent) price point.

Cons: The whole "teams" situation isn't very good. It makes seeing your apps in one glance impossible and it requires paid apps. The payment model for personal apps is great; when you need to scale anything up, you pay (more dynos, more databases, etc). Only allowing teams, which just helps with organization, to have paid apps discourages from bothering with them at all.

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Great PaaS for your application

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Heroku is a great Platform as a Service product. You can set up a server and deploy it in a few minutes (at least a ruby on rails application). Integration with git is awesome!. You can scale your app with only a couple of clicks and is as transparent as it should be. If you don't want to spend money with a dev ops and managing server this is the solution for you.

Cons: They only con I will say is the pricing, even though you will save a lot of money in your initial stage, since you won't need someone to manage the infrastructure of your application, when you app start to grow, also will your invoices.

Amazing way to bootstrap your online service.

Sep 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to pick and choose services and scale that fit your budget is amazing on this stack. One is able to get a product out the door *FREE* and then scale and grow as necessary, and with some good guidance as one finds their market.

Cons: The black box nature of the solution is a pro and a con. I find sometimes wanting to know more about what is going on in the fabric of the solution to track down why something isn't working. However, this is small in comparison to the benefit it provides.

Overall: Getting my startup up and going without having to have a IT/OPS co-founder. Amazing way to get your product out to search the market space.

An excellent and simple to use web-based development and prototyping platform

Jun 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We used Heroku to prototype a ruby on rails based shopify app and were able to get started using Heroku quickly. There are many guides, add-ons, tools, and features available via the Heroku platform which allowed us to set up an app with webhooks, OAuth, and Resque Redis active queues with db backups. The Github integration was also simple to set up and use. The Heroku dashboard and website was simple to use and options and features are well explained and displayed. Uptime was always reliable and server lag minimal even with our free feature set.

Cons: We did not find simple solutions to be able to run a Heroku based development version of our app locally on a workstation. With our complex setup for a rails app including Oath and Webhooks, it was not going to be simple to run a development version locally on a workstation due to IPs, URLS, etc. So we ended up running everything as qa/prod on a heroku server for rapid development. As a result any rails codebase change needed to be committed and the rails app redeployed to the heroku instance, which was just a 3 line command. However this commit/deploy process did add to the turnaround and overhead for our app development.

Overall: Heroki is a world-class web-based development platform

Stress-free bootstrapping support for your software company

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely easy to bootstrap and have a project running using buildpacks. Auto-scalable, very cost-efficient (during the initial phase of a company). Easy to hook up everything you need, logging, databases, newrelic...

Imposes that the setup of your project must be done over environment variables, which is a nice pattern. And so on! I strongly recommend this stress free hosting solution!

Cons: They could have more support for open-source platforms, lesser limitations, or be more clear about them. Also, sometimes the account-integration with other

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I used Heroku to publish my AI chatbot plus a couple of websites.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really admire how this product achieves abstraction by using "dynos" on the cloud. I created a NodeJS AI chatbot as a part of my 3rd-year project, the ease of deployment using Heroku-CLI is one of the best things this platform has to offer. I got it hosted using a "hobby" dyno in no time. The continuous integration and deployment with GitHub helped me a lot in testing out my app.

I also used this product to host a landing page for an app I made during a hackathon. The whole process took me no more than 15 minutes, which is really great!

Cons: I think the price for the "hobby" dyno is a little bit steep.

Apart from that, Heroku puts your "free" dynos to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity which leads to slower response time from the server when the app is woken up again.

Overall: I was able to test out all my apps with ease!

I would strongly recommend against using them

Aug 30, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I wish I could think of something that I like about Heroku. Comparatively speaking, they are not really cheaper than Rackspace or AWS so I expect it to perform at the same level and standard. Having used the software for years, even I am surprised that I cannot think of pros.

Cons: Constant changes to DNS and IP addresses that we did not know were coming and could not prepare for.

Server maintenance was supposed to be "all taken care of" and brought our staging site down unexpectedly. Cost us time and money to fix it.

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Perfect for Prototyping and Development

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I start a lot of my projects out on Heroku because its very easy to deploy code through their CLI and get up and running. For Node projects, I don't think there is an easier platform to get started with. The Heroku Add-On's are very easy to use, so you acquire additional databases or services with just a few button clicks.

Cons: I personally don't use it for production deployments because I think the cost is too high compared to other services. However, the platform is great for small to mid-size projects to develop and grow on until they're ready for something bigger.

Overall: Heroku is a game-changer for me in that it handles all of the back-end server setup that can get in the way at the beginning of a project. I can use it to quickly prototype my Node Express server projects with Heroku way easier than I could with any other platform.

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Heroku review

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: has a PaaS that provides a variety of useful tools for your developments besides offering an administrative part and placing it a cloud so you can freely develop your applications

Cons: the services and stores offered by this Paas have a high cost, in addition to limiting yourself to working only with the languages offered by this platform.

Overall: The platform is a bit expensive but has great benefits because it provides a complete infrastructure for the development you need.

Heroku is a great experience. Makes deployment and dev ops simple.

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Coming from AWS, it does a great job of abstracting away a lot of tedious low-level details. As a small startup, the less we have to do the better.

Cons: Price - it can be a bit pricey, especially some of the add-ons like Redis or Postgres. We've also had a couple bugs that have been difficult to resolve because of lack of access to underlying hardware.

Overall: Hosts all our software. It's made dev ops and deployment as easy as it can possibly be.

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AWS is hard. Heroku is easy.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you're developing something by yourself, or on a team of like three people, building, deploying, and managing EC2 instances is a giant pain in the ass. Heroku takes like 30 seconds to deploy.

Cons: You're paying more for the exact same thing as an EC2 instance, Heroku just makes it hella easier. If that sounds like a good thing, awesome! But yeah, you do pay more.

Great experience, great product

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The configurability and ease of use. The price range for low-end startups is unbeatable. It is has been a vital tool for our testing environment

Cons: The overall cost for a more secure host. When considering the Enterprise version where Keet requires a baa to be in place, heroku makes the configuration of said product to be much more expensive than other aws hosts

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Incredible and useful containers.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the file container that heroku has to manage and run your applications, I really like the fact that it always offers a current tool for your development.

Cons: You should always work under this environment, there are times when files are included that fail, and the files are left half-way, they should send verification.

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Heroku takes all the server configuration hassle into his hands and lets you focus on coding.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Heroku add-ons are great for supercharging your app. They're really easy to install and they require almost no configuration. Heroku lets you scale your application really easily if you need to handle more traffic load. It also supports a lot of different languages for deploying and if one is not there you can write your own buildpack.

Cons: Heroku logs are difficult to read when you have a big application, there should be better filters or ways to analyze them.

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Complex and very complete tool.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You save many procedures with Heroku since it gives you excellent tools such as a cloud to store your developments and a very complete administration panel.

Cons: It is a bit expensive but what it provides makes up for everything, it is not easy to get used to but once you do it will improve your apps.

This is one of the best platforms for hosting web applications, it's easy to use and very convenient

Nov 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The UI is very intuitive, the pricing structure is fair and there are a lot of add-ons to improve and scale your apps.

Cons: Nothing really, it's my go-to platform whenever I want to deploy a new application. Even if you're not comfortable using the command line interface, the dashboard is very well done.

Makes deployments a breeze

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I really like how easy it is to get some code up and running and deployed (safely) on the web using the heroku toolset. They've really made it easy to get something working. Often, I simply create my application and upload it, no further configuration is required; heroku is able to determine the type of app I am deploying and setup the appropriate tools!

Cons: The pricing is something that adds up very quickly. If you are running a few non-vital bits of software, this is fine to host them; however, if you plan on hosting many apps that require scaling up, this service will cost you lots in the end.

Great way to get web apps running quickly.

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Heroku makes server and database setup so seamless and so easy. Rolling out new servers and apps went from a day off setup to under an hour. Also the servers are pretty stable.

Cons: Overall heroku is very good, but they lack large team support. When you have a lot of apps and developers it becomes difficult to manage. We've upgraded to their business level and they are adding features to help, but seems slow to come.

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super fast tool to deploy apps

Oct 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very fast in deployment. It is cheap for small project. It has lot of great of feature like pipeline, auto deployment and lot of addons and lot more. You can integrate it with git and can have auto deployment as and when you push some code change to your deployment branch.

Cons: It is very expensive for large scale apps. Other than this, it is excellent.

Overall: best solution to the devops of startup.

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Robust ecosytem

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to manage multiple, secure applications with 3rd party integrations in one place.

Cons: I don't have anything negative to say about it.

Overall: Before coming to Heroku I was with a regional provider startup that became unreliable. Heroku is always reliable and is easy to use.

this is one of the best software solutions out there for web developers and freelancers

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is so easy to setup a testing site, once you learn how to deploy it is quite easy and super cheap, then you can have a small instance for a new customer and grow according to your needs, no sysadmin headaches. and you get to play with cool things like python or ruby on rails :)

Cons: it is tricky to set it up via command line, I think there should be an option to configure it by web interface, like laravel forge...but is fine.

Overall: easy and cheap

deplying python web apps (django, flask, etc) can be a headache, not with heroku

Will probably save you time and money - but do the math and feasibility study

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Their pipeline and deployment features are a dream for a small team employing CI. Dynos (their terminology for instances) are automatically maintained and can be scaled instantly.

Cons: There are cases where Heroku can actually make things more difficult. Check their docs and run some tests before investing too much. The cost of their services, particularly if you opt for Heroku-run redundant databases and even a modest number of instances, can be rather high for a small company.

Used heroku for multiple software projects and it makes starting so much easier

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Combines all crucial steps from version control to deployment in one app that is easy to use and dramatically reduces the amount of experience necessary to ship one's own app

Cons: Monetization on heroku can be confusing, since the marketplace contains numerous apps that have basically the same features but different pricing strategies. As an app scales up heroku often quickly becomes very expensive compared to self hosted solutions

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Super easy to-use but overpriced hosting

Apr 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's incredibly easy to use and you'll be up and running with a new hosted application in a very short amount of time.

Cons: Heroku is incredibly expensive compared to alternatives. It takes away a lot of setup but still requires you to be at a technical level enough to be comfortable in a terminal.

Overall: It's handy to get a project quickly up and running but beyond a demo or initial showcase I don't see much use for Heroku. I'd certainly never use it for long term hosting.

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Make all your applications with the best technologies.

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like this platform because it gives you the best technologies and tools to develop your applications, everything you need is in Heroku.

Cons: It is a bit limiting with respect to the tools that you can use but still you should not miss the opportunity that this platform offers you.

Overall: Is incredible in everything, has its systems manager that helps you organize your projects in the best way.

Easy to set up

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Heroku makes it easy to deploy your web app without much server configuration. Free and hobby offerings are great value for the money. No more worrying about DevOps

Cons: The memory limits are low. Dynos start at just 500MB. Many add-ons charge monthly fees, which can add up quickly.

Overall: Powerful cloud hosting with easy configuration.

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It's great, The best tool of a web developer.

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is amazing, only with the use of git is already impressive addition to this allows me to use hosting for my demo presentations on the internet.

Cons: It is somewhat complicated to learn to use if the user is inexperienced with git or any repository system in the cloud.

Heroku Review

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Heroku makes it super easy to deploy a server, which is very handy for small projects where I don't want to think much about infrastructure. Their free tier is very convenient.

Cons: The free tier goes to sleep, making it nonviable for serious projects. But I haven't tried the paid tiers before.

Very easy to setup/deploy/use. Good free tier and affordable price for small projects.

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Costs for small projects are very easy to manage - it counts exact time in seconds your dynos worked, no need to pay for idle servers. Setup for standard configurations is quick and easy.

Cons: Ease of setup comes with limitations if you need advanced tweaks. No custom hardware setup. No SSH access.

Also scaling to high amount of traffic comes to great costs - consider migrating to other service (like AWS) if application is driving more and more traffic.

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a Paas very good that provides and guarantees the best way to develop your applications.

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: has an incredible platform for the development of your applications with the storage in the nuebe that secures and protects your projects, also gives you the necessary tools to improve your developments.

Cons: It limits you to work with your environment and supports only some of the programming languages, besides being very expensive.

Overall: Despite its cost, it offers excellent tools for your developments and offers your own space in the cloud to test and save the projects you develop.

a good way to start a project on the cloud

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: easy to set up and less painful to mantain than many other alternatives.

I found particularly useful the database rollback feature

Cons: it doesn't give you full server control, and it can become a big problem based on what you're actually trying to do

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Create and develop in a modern and useful environment!

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am surprised by the integration of github that heroku has, currently it is one of the best platforms that gives you security to work with your files online, the response times are very fast.

Cons: Can not work in the same way locally, you should always work on the heroku platform so you can run your applications.

Overall: It is very useful and effective to work under this platform, it is necessary to have procedures so that your application has the best effectiveness.

I used to work professionally with it, and learned how to deploy applications via heroku

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very easy for a beginner to get up and running deploying an application, which is empowering. There are a lot of 'plugins' for things like databases or caching, which is nice because it removes some of the more infrastructural configuration that would be needed if you were to deploy to AWS for example. If you're not big into devops and just want to get code deployed, heroku is really nice.

Cons: You're less in control of your deployment, since heroku abstracts a lot of the configurable stuff away for you. Logging is not amazing, but you can configure it with other logging services to boost that.

A solid platform for developers looking for little overhead

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I work on a small team who had lots of little applications. Heroku allows us to have minimal overhead to deploy apps. Wer also don't need an admin to manage our platform since heroku is so easy and straightforward to use.

Cons: Heroku is a bit pricey. It streamlines the deployment process, but costs more because of it. The add ons are pretty solid, but tend to be costly as well.

Overall: Easy use, quick setup, low overhead

Capterra-loader

Great on the free version, less customizable at scale

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The free option is amazing to start growing the company and servers. On the free version, you can still allow people to share the repos and work on them without having to pay for a team account. Additionally, the ease of creating and hosting is simplified when compared to AWS or Google Cloud.

Cons: There is a lot of limited functionality when we are on the free version and we don't get all of the same services. Additionally, the organization of the repo interface and settings is a bit confusing at first, but then gets easier once you get used to it.

We deploy one of our sites using Heroku.

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use Heroku as part of our CI/CD pipeline and keep track of different deploys. We have monitoring services and alerts with Heroku too, which keep us informed about usage and uptime.

Cons: For deployments with many microservices, it is easier to consolidate deployments and connections in Kubernetes. With Heroku the limitations of the one-size-fits-all PaaS really come up when you have to deal with many services.

Overall: It is relatively quick to set up and a great way to get something deployed quickly. It is great for getting an application started.

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Do not worry about the infrastructure and worry about your code!!

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Now I just have to worry about programming thanks to the power of the cloud with Heroku, it has many ideal services for software development.

Cons: The price is not so affordable when it is opened for small businesses, it works quite well, but for large applications, it can be too expensive.

Overall: I think it's really easy to start with heroku, it's ideal for small applications.

Capterra-loader

Best devops tool for start up during early age

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used this tool for lots of my project. There are lots of thing I like about this tool which are:

1. Very fast deployment

2. Auto deployment

3. simple add ons to acquire services like database

4. simple as like git commit

Cons: Don't have support for all the frameworks, better if it can provide for all the frameworks.

Overall: good option for startup during early age

Heroku Review

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Perfect for startup. The free version is very fast compare to Amazon EC2 free version due to VM. Scaling is very easy compare to AWS. No need to worry about configuration. Extra add ons are available.

Cons: It's expensive compare to AWS. For major applications, cannot control the configuration of OS.

Capterra-loader

This is the first option for me to host a NodeJS web app! So easy and quick to deploy!

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use! As a developer, I am not interested in setting up server configurations. I just want to git push x y. I always start here before Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform.

Cons: Some of the add-on docs were a bit misleading. I'm probably wrong though. I just got mixed up reading docs on how to use software directly as opposed to same software as an add-on. Clearer docs upon installation would have helped.

Overall: Easiest way to deploy NodeJS web app. So easy!

Capterra-loader

Reasonably priced cloud hosting for your applications

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used Heroku to host my Ruby on Rails applications. I love the ease of deployment for applications and the integrated support of Postgres Databases.

Cons: Not a lot of control over the server environments, and somewhat limited framework support for applications.

Heroku is the best Infrastructure as a service Platform.

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It abstracts all the complexities of hosting your app and u can just focus on the business logic of your app.

Cons: The scalability options are not well thought out. Pricing can be adjusted better to suit small scale apps. To prevent them for paying unnessecarily.

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Heroku Review

Oct 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free for web applications without database service for upto 5 applications.

Easy to use interface.

Integration to version control repository hosting providers. This enables automatic deployment after code changes.

Immutable deployments which can also be a problem if not well set.

Cons: For free account types only one dyno is provided per application and that means that sometimes latency is affected.

Running compiled dependencies eg opencv is quite a task and may not even be successful.

Overall: If you are building a web application and there are no funds/budget for it, I would definitely recommend Heroku.

Can't delete my account!

Jul 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is manageable. I enjoyed using it. I created plenty of apps and it's a software that I could work with.

Cons: Having trouble deleting my account and I am getting charged now. This is ridiculous and very frustrating!!

Capterra-loader

Easy to deploy and powerful PaaS with great management of dynos!

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You have dynos which let you add some extra functionality and easy integration to other software (i.e. databases).

You don't have to be worried about the infrastructure.

The environment is very clean and beautiful.

Cons: Some menus are kind of hidden or are difficult to find the specific option you are looking at.

You don't have direct access to your code, you have to do some pulls or clone your Heroku repository if you are working in another PC, but the pro here is the Heroku git clip is also easy to use.

Overall: Easy to manage and without worrying about infrastructure

Great tool to easily build and deploy webapps

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very easy and quick to setup and have your project up and running. I love that it's integrated with Git, so this makes deploying super easy.

Cons: I think is very expensive if you want to scale your site, the deployment takes some time, which is fine for small applications but when it's bigger can be very frustrating.

Great but feel a bit costly

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing is that on Heroku most of the things like database,MailChimp etc are available .So we don't need more configuration since it is addon . Also Heroku provides free hosting with a basic plan in which the developers can learn how to host using Heroku.It is best for Rails.

Cons: I feel if we purchase the higher plan other than the basic it is a bit costly.Also we get Application Error if we are using basic free plan and have not used it for some time.We need to refresh the page to remove this error

Good platform for deploying code directly from gIt.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Really easy to set up. The code in the git directory can be directly deployed with Heroku with little efforts.

Cons: No support for integrating two different things, an example can be the marketplace and forum developed on Discourse.org. Had to move to AWS to deploy forum.

Overall: Deployment is easy, setup is too not much difficult.

Capterra-loader

Nice hosting and deploy tool

May 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the feature to can host your web project at easy way, if you have middle experience as web developer you can have your web project in less than 30 minutes.

Cons: If you want add some nice add ons then you need to pay by them even you can find some free add ons and some times this service is stopped.

Overall: I tested some of my projects in this service as easy way

Heroku for web based applications

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I've used Heroku for learning Ruby on Rails deployment. It was incredible easy to get my website up and running on their website. I really enjoyed how smooth the deployment was for my application. Nothing overly complicated and within a few minutes I had my whole project running.

Cons: I wish there was more control on the configurations of my application within Heroku. The ability to customize the hardware that my application is being utilized on would make me very happy.

Overall: Overall, I loved my experience with Heroku and thought their deployment of my application was a smooth process, which is the most important aspect of deployment. I didn't have to mess with anything because it just worked.

A terrific cloud hosting platform.

Jan 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Deploying, managing and scaling is easy as pie. Building heroku apps couldn't be more simple. They offer a wide range of hosted services like Redis, Postgres, MySQL, etc.

Cons: The price of Heroku can get pretty high when scaling dynos and selecting "performant" dynos. Other than that the platform is a no brainer.

One of the fastest ways to get a simple web app running

May 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Super easy-to-use. Built-in basic continuous deployment. All the complexities of deploying a web app are abstracted away.

Cons: It can get quite expensive quite quickly, although it is often still cheaper than hiring engineers to do the tasks it does. Generally doesn't make financial sense beyond a certain scale.

Cheap, easy way to host an app

Sep 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's got lots of free features, and allows you to spin up an application really quickly

Cons: The free version is very slow, but hey, it's free.

Run Your Code as containers using Heroku

Aug 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Heroku is the fasted deployment service available in the market. You just need to push your code to heroku's git repository along with deployment config yaml, and it will deploy your container. You do not any DevOps or deployment experience. It is as simple as a git commit.

Cons: You will not get ssh access to server, which might be required by some applications. Also heroku's pricing is much higher than some good cloud providers.

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The best way to have a git repository

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very easy to use, the interface is very intuitive and with only basic knowledge of git you can use this tool with great potential.

Cons: I do not have any negative opinion of heroku, it is a very useful tool to manage software development projects

At first I liked it but....

Aug 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to set up and get started

Automates most tasks

Cons: Doesn't support a wide range of platforms

Vendor lock-in is pretty significant because Heroku just does things "differently"

Takes care of all your deployments

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Heroku is a very efficient tool you can just push the code to the repository and it will automatically deploy it using an container. No need to host your dedicated servers and manage them.

Cons: A Standalone servers provides you with more flexibility than Heroku . Debugging is a hectic task for Heroku applications.

Capterra-loader

Great platform for specific languages

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Very easy to get started deploying & running node applications. Heroku allows you to add a range of 3rd party extensions on to your applications (such as different databases) and has a great scale-able pricing model

Cons: Would be good if more frameworks and languages were supported.

The warmup time for some apps (on the free tier) can be a bit of a pain but you get what you pay for!

A nice PaaS, but comes for a price

Jan 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a nice PaaS service, with great choice of platforms where you can develop, but all of this comes for a price

Cons: Pricing for Heroku apps can be a big downside, specially for beginner programmers, that might prefer free hosting services

Capterra-loader

An excellent tool in the cloud!

Jun 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Go is a great PaaS that gives you incredible development opportunities, you can control and version your development from this platform, always provides an updated and useful technology for your developments.

Cons: It is very expensive and limits you to work only with what it offers, besides offering you the limited management of the database.

Heroku get your application to production very fast and with low involvement

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like the most about Heroku is the ease of use of their CLI, and how easy is to get your code to production with an affordable price.

Cons: I don't remember anything in particular that I dislike about Heroku, but I think that some developers might find their CLI usage a bit advanced.

Heroku to learn and test

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I used Heroku to learn and test framework like React and Angular.

Its easy to setup and fast to test in cloud environment.

You can configure it to work with your git repository.

Seems like a very promising cloud computing engine

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like how well it integrates with GitHub. This makes it easy to use others code, or quickly update your own.

Cons: I didn't quite understand all of the capability the software had to offer. You might consider a manual page within the dashboard that has all inclusive documentation.

Easy to Host App

Sep 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I used Heroku to host my first app and it was very easy to use.

Cons: The free version limits automatic deployment

Simple and easy deployment.

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've tried many cloud platforms and I found heroku simplier to use, it reduces the amount of time needed to setup a server compared to other alternatives.

Cons: Pricing is what pushed me to leave heroku, I've found cheaper alternatives while giving me the same quality and ease of use.

great product for any developer to have a server running in no time.

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: functionality, it offers a lot in their free tier, which helps a lot when you are bring a idea to life.

Cons: The interface need to be simplified, New developers specially newbies find hard to get a server running, maybe some one click sever deployment for the most Commum servers would help.

Heroku, a great PaaS

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Heroku is a PaaS, Platform as a Service, offering a great server service with a clean UI to manage it.

Cons: Its price is what prevented us from using it as our primary service. It offers a strong service but it's not worth (in our case!) its price.

Avoid a big headache with heroku

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: *Really easy deploy and scale apps

*Large lists of addons

*Secure and scalable database service

*Easy to use

Overall: We needed to deploy an application in cloud but not had anyone with the infrastructure knowledge required, with heroku the deploy was really simple