Average Ratings

22 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $7.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

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

About Heroku

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Heroku Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

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I am a full stack developer at SHARP

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Free Plan: You can use Heroku completely free, if you're fine with working within some resource limits.
2. Polyglot Platform: Heroku supports Ruby, Java, Node.js, Python, PHP, Scala, Clojure, and Go, letting you keep the same basic workflow regardless of programming language
3. Ease of Use: Heroku integrates with key tools like GitHub and gives you visual overviews of your projects via the Dashboard and Pipeline features, all through a clean and streamlined interface.
4. Ecosystem Extensibility: You can extend your apps through ready integrations with services like MongoDB, plus add to your stack with Buildpacks that let you run Meteor, Haskell, and more.

Cons: 1. Costs Can Add Up Quickly: Heroku charges pro-rated rates per "dyno" (discrete containers that house your app and its processes), but with multiple dynos, add-ons, and/or database services, your fees can pile up.
2. Dyno Rotation Downtimes: Heroku rotates dyno deployments periodically; unless you sign up for plans which "preboot" the next dyno rotation with your app, you will experience downtime.
3. Extra for 24/7 Support: You'll have to pay extra for Premium Support if you want 24/7 help from Heroku's engineers.
4. Autoscaling at a Premium: Heroku only offers autoscaling for its top-tier Performance plans.

An essential web app tool

Feb 02, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing that I Like about Heroku is once you do the changes and adds on the project to connect to the Data Base, You can work locally as server with the same Data Base. Heroku enables any company of any scale or seamlessly manage any web properties they have. The lack of require maintenance is also great. If a piece of hardware fails, they take care of it. And finally, heroku offers plenty of add-on resources.

Cons: Something that really dislike is the missing points of documentation to get a correct way to develop a project, specially on Django/Python. Is more expensive than more traditional DIY hosting options. In order to being fully capable of using heroku's platform, one needs to take quite a bit of time to learn its commands and entrails.

Overall: Working with internal QA teams that need to see latest development changes instantly. Also, managing multiple development environments. Also Heroku works very well for Facebook applications. In a startup environment, agility rules, and Heroku offers just that.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
Value for Money
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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.

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.

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.

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

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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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

Stress-free bootstrapping support for your software company

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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

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

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
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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.

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.

I would strongly recommend against using them

Aug 30, 2017
1/5
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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.

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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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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).

Easy to set up

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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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.

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 to learn and test

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Avoid a big headache with heroku

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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

Heroku, take control on your server side app deployment!

Feb 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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