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

105 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.


Spotlight media placeholder

Heroku Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • 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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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

Like it so far!

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: - Being able to roll back my app is HUGE!

- Easy to deploy from the command line (although my work has it setup so when I commit to master in github it deploys the latest version)

- Has a nice CLI to get info, restart the app, and such...

- Has add ons which easily integrates with the app.

- Easy to setup different environments of the same app.

- Easily see how the app is doing.

Cons: Heroku interface is really nice to work with, but some of the add-ons don't have the best interface. I know the code for those add-ons are not made by Heroku, but I wish Heroku had higher standards for their add-ons. There are some super useful add-ons that just have little things about them that are weird or confusing. Plus most of the add-ons I have used don't have a very pretty interface. If Heroku put a little pressure on them to clean up their user experience that would be helpful.

Overall: I love working withHheroku, but I don't have to pay for it cause the company I work for pays for it. If I was working on a side project that didn't have a very big tech budget I would probably choose something else. If the company can afford it though Heroku would be my first pick

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Great Platform as a Service Host

Apr 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku is my go-to when I need to deploy any application that's not just a static website. The pricing is very easy to understand, they have a great free tier, and the add-on system makes it easy to take on the services that I need to make things work the way I want. I really appreciate the recent addition of support for Docker containers as well. It makes things easier to use and deploy when I've got a containerized application.

I also appreciate how easy it is to transfer an application between my personal account and a work account. That means I can easily experiment with something in the free tier, then transfer it to the work account for billing purposes once something is up and running.

Cons: I really wish there was built-in support for docker-compose. I use that to manage my applications, but when I deploy I need to switch over to using the add-ons. Not a dealbreaker, but a bit annoying.

Capterra loader

Offers great service for server side app deployment

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku offers one of the best services to deploy server-side apps. It is a fast, reliable and straightforward way to use apps. I found it very easy and efficient to create different environments for your app. It allows focussing more on the app rather than deploying it. I found it very easy to connect the web app further with the databases. One can easily test or scale any app with the tools provided. It is an excellent alternative of the git since; it gives the ability of version control from the same system.

Cons: When you have to scale up your application, pricing of the service will get pain for you. One limitation which I had noticed is the inability to have direct access to the services. This results in decidedly fewer customisation options for a developer. Some add-ons have an inferior user interface.

Overall: I am using this software to deploy ruby based web apps for our clients. It offers an easy to use and easy to manage web app facility. If the cost of the service is reduced a little bit, I would love to give them full stars. Some business and developers must use this at least once.

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

Heroku - Best PaaS tool to try out new projects quickly

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: * Heroku is one of the best PaaS(Platform as a Service) tool to quickly build the POC(Proof of Concept) or MVP (Minimal Viable Product).

* Reduces lots of service setup/configuration time and server charges.

* Supports many programming language and server stack.

* Deploying code to the heroku platform can be performed by very few command line statements.

* Can set up the server to auto scale based on the server load ; This enables our application to handle any spike in traffic.

* The support documentation and help guide is very detailed. Most of the problems can be resolved by going through the documentation.

* Supports pipeline for continuous code integration and delivery.

* Can attach any DB to the container and the DB can be shared across many containers as well.

Cons: * Pricing : It can get really expensive as the traffic grows. At one point, it will make economical sense to move out of Heroku and go to the traditional server setup which will be less expensive.

* There will be use case where we need to install additional software apart from the standard stack or run a specialized service in the server. This cannot be achieved using Heroku as it does not offer a direct access to the server. Very limited customization can be performed for the container.

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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

Great for new apps

Feb 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku is a fantastic place to host your applications. I personally host my own RoR projects on Heroku's hobby tier with PG. Their database as a service offering of PG is fantastic and very speedy. It's super handy to have them support containers so it makes your whole CI and production pipeline smooth and easy.

Cons: The containerization on heroku can be a little awkward to get going at first depending on the method you are using. The documentation feels rather lacking and could be better, but once you're up and running Heroku is a solid 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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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

Easiest & priciest way to deploy to an app server

Mar 31, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku makes deploying to an app server easier than any other possible method, especially if you design your stack in advance with the desire to deploy onto Heroku. Being able to deploy and redeploy your application with a simple git push and have everything handled like magic means that you can spend all of your time engineering and none of it on the deployment and upkeep side. Their platform provides support for almost all popular stacks, which means that most web applications could hypothetically be compatible with Heroku. The metrics and statistics provided by Heroku are also very helpful and provide insights into app performance.

Cons: In order to use the Heroku stack properly, your stack should be in line with Heroku's opinionated design patterns. These include using a 12-factor style application and using PostgreSQL as your database (Heroku also provides add-ons from other services providing other types of databases such as MongoDB, but PostgreSQL is their clearly preferred database that they offer alongside each service. These choices may not be bad, but it could create difficulties when moving to Heroku or when needing specialized types of deployment. Heroku is also very expensive.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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!

Heroku for Small Hosting Needs

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: The official website of Heroku is extremely professional, which also shows in your own Heroku account if you do end up using it. Since I chose Heroku to host my website for my company needs, I have never had any escalated issues or major flaws or problems that caused it to make me want to switch. It is easy and has good navigation tools.

Cons: I think it would be a bit more helpful for the knowledge base and customer support tools to be more easily navigable. While rich and deep with resources, soetimes finding the right article or help forum/topic issue can be a bit challenging, however, the overall set-up of Heroku is pretty smooth and doesn't cause problems.

Overall: For hosting needs for a website, we found Heroku to be easy to understand upfront, with clear info on pricing and costs and how it is structured and can be deployed for use on your site.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Code it and Deploy it for free

Mar 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Yes as per their tag line, it is very easy to deploy the code you write and connect with version control platforms like Github. It is the best free app deployment tool I have ever found in the world of web. Ease of use for all category persons ranging from students to small to big business is the reason Heroku is most famous among developers these days. In fact, I have deployed my first app through Heroku. Great features and control and with any platform its usable which is also one of the reasons it is getting more popularity.

Cons: Till now I didn't face any problems with heroku..so I will say there is nothing to dislike, all features are great and more community making more tutorials making it easy from entry level developers.

Overall: That was my first-time app deployment when I use this platform and I find it pretty easy to use due to lots of tutorials and documentation available around the internet and also I made my job portfolio deployed on this platform as an entry-level developer and that was a very good experience

PaaS for the future: easy, scalable, fast

Apr 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku removes a great deal of complexity from hosting an application. It focuses on the basics, making things easy to use through an intuitive interface. It also provides a great deal of integrated services which can be spun up at the click of a button, with easy-to-manage deployment pipelines and version control integrations.

Cons: Heroku can be a bit rigid at times in terms of the options it provides, it provides limited flexibility in doing something new that is not provided out of the box. The price point can be a bit on the high end as well.

Overall: Heroku can be used effectively as a platform to quickly deploy applications and manage them across different environments. Pipelines are extremely simple to set up and a joy to use.

Capterra loader

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
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Quick and Easy to Setup

Jan 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: I like how quickly and easily I am able to setup web servers using Heroku. Much easier than going directly to Amazon Web Services.

Cons: The free version of this platform can be pretty slow sometimes as it has to wake up the server which could sometimes take about 30 seconds for a web page to load.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

I just fall in love with Heroku

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku is the best platform that I ever know since a met Heroku I fall in love with it. Heroku has everything that I need, is easy to use, is 'FREE', I can deploy and manage my projects, I can test my project before deploying in production. I can show to my client my products in an easy way without have to pay for a server, domains, etc.

Cons: I dont have anything bad to say about Heroku, I know nothing is perfect but for me Heroku work very good.

Overall: I am an independent contractor as a software developer and I develop web applications to my clients and Heroku help me to sales easier my projects. I use Heroku in a free version, Heroku is fast and you can add services easier.

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

Best-in-class managed app hosting

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Easily and dynamically add or remove resources ("server" processing, workers, etc). Add-ons provide an incredibly easy way to integrate dozens of tools and services into your app with almost no configuration at all.

Cons: Pricing is a bit higher than using a VPS, specially if you need things like static IPs. This is even more pronounced for fast-scaling apps as costs can add-up quickly.

Overall: I have used heroku for a couple of clients' projects and it has always been a pleasure to use. Forget about managing a VPS, keeping it updated and so on: with Heroku you just need to push your code to the platform to have your app built and served in a matter of minutes.

Great for apps and projects in their initial phases or when server costs aren't an issue. The increased productivity you get from not having to manage a server is well worth the money you pay.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

Robust ecosytem

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Made deployments easier

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Easy to use, setup, manage and deploy multiple applications. It also provides various 3rd party integration tools.

Cons: There is nothing I I dislike about this software.

Overall: Overall great product and great experience.

Heroku Is Better For Young Entrepreneurs Than Amazon AWS

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku's community version/open version is the best hosting platform for young entrepreneurs and those who are prototyping or creating portfolio websites/software. The documentation is robust and helpful for beginners to advanced users.

Cons: There isn't anything that I don't like as of now. It is great all around in my opinion.

Devops hosting done right

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: Heroku focuses on making hosting simple, so that you can focus on building great software. It makes it simple to take your code and deploy it in a secure, scalable and resilient manner, with a whole host of plugins to help you. I have had experience with running my own servers, and heroku takes away all the hassle involved with managing operating systems and networking.

Cons: It can get expensive compared to other similar options (e.g. Amazon Elastic Beanstalk), but it is considerably easier to use.

it's worth it

Feb 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: it's an easy solution for your cloud apps. If you don't have any DevOps experience, go with heroku

Cons: sometimes is difficult to get the concept of "dyno"

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

Capterra loader

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
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

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.

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.